Herbal Ingredient and material properties of Melissa officinalis. Are noted here such as "inhibition of material and Herbal Ingredient enzymes and affinity to the GABA(A)benzodiazepine receptor" which could be "nootropic" in some senses of that word. Makes me realize I want to have a broader, firmer understanding of that essential concept. So I would propose that M. officinalis anxiolytic effects are in fact part of nootropism.
So what is nootropic? on a more fine grained level certainly one learns better when one is less anxious.Enter Herbal Ingredient, a phytonutrient (plantbased nutrient) with a history of use that goes back at least 3200 years. Some scholars believe that in the Greek epic the Odyssey, it was Herbal Ingredient (in the form of an extract from the snowdrop) that was presented by Hermes, the messenger of the Gods, to the hero, Odysseus, who used it as an antidote to protect himself from the goddess Circe's mindaltering drugs.
4 Circe had used her potion believed to have been made from Herbal Ingredient, which contains atropine, a centrally acting anticholinergic agent (a substance that inhibits or blocks the actions of acetylcholine at a receptor site) to induce amnesia and a delusional state in Odysseus' crew. With the help of galantamine, Odysseus was able to retrieve the lost memories of his crew, and protect his own memory, thus enabling them to return, eventually, to their beloved homeland of Ithaca. However, the precise mechanism(s) underlying these effects still require further investigation. Kinetics of Inhibition of Monoamine Oxidase Using Cymbopogon martinii (Roxb.) Wats.: A Potential Antidepressant Herbal Ingredient with Herbal Ingredient Activity.