Lime

Botanical Name:                   Citrus medica

Synonym:                              C. medica var. acida, C. latifolia

Botanical Family:                  Rutaceae

Country of Origin:                 Asia, Italy, West Indies & Americas

Plant Part:                             Fruit peel

Extraction Method:               Cold expression & steam distillation

Characteristics:                    sweet, crisp, refreshing, citrus

Properties:                            
Antiseptic, antiviral, astringent, bactericide, disinfectant, febrifuge, haemostatic, restorative, tonic

Chemical Constituents:      
linalool, terpineol, citral, linalyl acetate, bergaptene, limonene, pinene, sabinene, terpinoline

 

Indications:

 

Mind & Spirit:                                   

 

  • Refreshing and uplifting
  • Relieves a tired fatigued mind.

 

Body: 

                       

  • Digestive stimulant
  • Useful for nausea, flatulence, constipation, diarrhoea, hiccups, sinus congestion,
  • Helps improve circulation
  • Treats sore throats, colds and flu, fever and breathing problems 
  • Toning to the skin, clears oily congested skin.

 

Contraindications:                Nil, cold pressed oil is Phototoxic

Note:                                     Top

Odour Intensity:                    5

Blends well with:                 
Bergamot, cedarwood, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, mandarin, neroli, nutmeg, orange, palmarosa, petitgrain, rose, rosemary, rosewood, tangerine, vetiver, ylang ylang

 

Traditions:                

As with lemons, Lime was also given to British sailors to reduce the risk of scurvy. 

It was introduced into Europe by the Moors and brought to America by the Spanish and Portugese explorers in the 16th century.  The oil has been used to flavour ginger ale and cola drinks.

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