Lemon

Botanical Name:                   Citrus limon

Synonym:                              C. Limonum

Botanical Family:                  Rutaceae

Country of Origin:                 India, Southern Europe, Florida, California

Plant Part:                             Fruit peel

Extraction Method:               Cold pressed

Characteristics:                    sweet, fresh, citrus

Properties:                            
Anti-aneamic, antimicrobial, antirheumatic, antisclerotic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, bacetericidal, carminative, cicatrisant, depurative, diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, haemostatic, hypotensive, insecticidal, rubefacient, tonic, vermifuge

 

Chemical Constituents:      
α-pinene, camphene, β-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, α-terpinene, linalool, β-bisabolene, limonene, trans- α-bergamotene, nerol, neral

 

Indications:

 

Mind & Spirit:                                   

 

  • Refreshing and cooling
  • Aids concentration
  • Clears the mind
  • Relieves mental fatigue.

 

Body:                         

 

  • Boosts circulation
  • Energises an aching body
  • Relieves headaches and rheumatic pain
  • Stimulates white blood cells
  • Eases cold sores and herpes
  • Relieves sore throats, coughs cold and flu
  • Reduces high temperatures associated with fever
  • Lowers blood pressure.

 

Contraindications:                Photo toxic, may irritate sensitive skin

Note:                                     Top

Odour Intensity:                    5

Blends well with:                 
Bergamot, chamomile, eucalyptus, fennel, frankincense, ginger, juniper, lavender, neroli, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, ylang ylang

 

Traditions:                

The ancient Romans used lemon for stomach upsets and to sweeten the breath.  The British Navy used it to prevent scurvy.  The Egyptians used it as an antidote to meat and fish poisoning and typhoid epidemics. 

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