Lemon Essential Oil
Latin Name: Citrus limonum L
Part of plant: Zest
Aroma Character: Typical, lively, refreshing
This oil is phototoxic and according to IFRA Guidelines, the maximum concentration of usage is 2%
Lemon Properties: Stimulating, strengthens heart and sympathetic nervous system; strengthens stomach, carminative, promotes urination, antiseptic and bacterial; thins blood, alkalizing; against rheumatism; against sclerosis; vascular tonic; lowers blood pressure; promotes liver activity; against poisoning.
Lemon Indications: Infectious diseases, asthenia; digestive complaints, hyperacidity (too much acid in stomach), aerophagy, liver insufficiency, kidney inflammation; inflammation of testicles; rheumatism, gout; vascular weakness, phlebitis; arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure; calcium deficiency, brittle nails; skin parasites, intestinal worms; malaria.
Lemon Main Components: Limonene, beta-pinen, gamma-terpinene.
Lemon Contraindications, side effects: Skin irrartation and photosensitizing when used externally.
Lemon essential oil is expressed from the lemon rind. Originating in India it was brought to Europe by the crusaders, and is widely cultivated in Italy.
It has long been used as an antiseptic, particularly for bites by disease-carrying insects. Today it is used as a flavouring in foods and drinks.