Lemon Oil

Lemon OilCommon name: Lemon Oil
Botanical name: Citrus limonum Risso
Family: Rutacee
Habitat regions: Mediterranean, India and China
Common method of extraction: Cold pressing
Part of plant used: Fruit’s peel
Color: Pale yellow
Scent: Fresh and sharp citrus scent
Combines well with: Lavender, Fennel, Ylang Ylang, Rose, Sandalwood, Geranium, Tea Tree, Chamomile and many others

Description: Perhaps, Lemon fruit has more beneficial properties than any other fruit. It originates from Asia and came to Europe in Medieval times for curing scurvy and then became very popular for cooking and cleaning. The name Limonum is comes from the Arabic Limun or Limu, which probably derives from the ancient Sanskrit Nimbuka.

Lemon OilThe essential oil of lemon is one of the 16 different varieties of the Citrus genus and is well known for its healing and refreshing effects. Lemon oil has powerful antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic and antiviral attributes, while it can rejuvenate skin, tone tissues, uplift mood, clear mind, enhance concentration and memory and much more. It is a precious natural gift, but it must be underlined that lemon oil, just like all citrus oils, has limited lifetime. It is advisable to be consumed in less than 6 months period after purchase (especially when used for therapeutic purposes), in order to get as much of its vital properties as possible.

Lemon oil properties

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Middle

Low

Antiseptic Anti-sclerotic Anti-infectious
Bactericide   Antitoxic
Antimicrobial   Anti-anemic
    Antirheumatic
    Cicatrizant
    Decongestant
    Antipyretic
    Tonic
    Immune booster
    Insecticide
    Styptic
    Diuretic
    Hypotensive
    Nervine
    Haemostatic
    Sudorific

Therapeutic action

 

High

Middle

Low

Skin     Acne
      Insects’ bites & stings
      Weak nails
      Dermatitis
      Herpes
      Wrinkles
      Greasy Skin
      Cellulites
      Furuncles
      Scabies
Infections Air fumigation Infectious diseases Influenza
    Meningitis Fever
    Prevention of epidemics  
Neurology     Exhaustion
      Tiredness
      Insomnia
      Nightmares
Cardiology     Hypertension
      Thrombosis
      Phlebitis
      Low circulation
Digestion     Digestive atony
      Dyspepsia
      Anorexia
Otolaryngology (ENT)     Sinusitis
      Tonsillitis 
      Sore throat
General Health Care     Anemia
      Convalescence
Hepatic & biliary diseases     Hepatic insufficiency
      Biliary insufficiency
Rheumatology     Gout
      Arthritis
Urology     Kidney stones
      Nephritic colic
Pneumology     Respiratory infections

Precautions: Lemon oil is phototoxic and skin should not be exposed to sunlight for 24 hours after use. Remember that it is very potent. Never use it undiluted and remember that direct inhalation and greater concentrations of 5% must be avoided, otherwise nose damage and skin irritation is possible for sensitive individuals.

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