The humble Lemon has found its way into many aspects of our lives. Lemons are used for cleaning, bleaching and in washing up liquids. Lemon oil is used to ad a refreshing, uplifting sent to room deodorizers and of course, Lemon juice and Lemonade are great beverages that we all enjoy. But Lemon is much more beneficial than that and has many potent therapeutic properties.
The Healing Powers of Lemon (Citrus limonum)
Lemon (Citrus limonum)
Parts used in Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy
Uses in Natural Skin Care Products:
Lemon oil is a constituent of the following Wildcrafted Herbal Products:
Lemon Oil Contains the Following Properties:
The following is an extensive list of the properties of Lemon which is useful in the treatment of various diseases and conditions. It must be remembered, that like any other medicine, Lemon Oil and other forms of Lemon preparations can also have adverse effects and therefore must be used with care and in appropriate doses.
Lemon Oil consists mainly of terpenes, particularly limonene, also gamma terpinene and beta-phellandrene. There are small amounts of sesquiterpenes and aldehydes. Among the aliphatic aldehydes are n-octyl aldehyde, n-nonyl aldehyde, and citral. In addition Lemons ontain 6-8% citric acid, Malic acid, citrates of lime and potassium as well as vitamins B, B2, B3, A, C and PP.
Recent Scientific Research into Lemon Oil's effect on Stress and Depression
Migiwa Komiyaa, Takashi Takeuchib, and Etsumori Haradac (2006) Lemon oil vapor causes an anti-stress effect via modulating the 5-HT and DA activities in mice. Behavioural Brain Research. Volume 172, Issue 2.
As is clearly evident, medicines prepared from Lemons have powerful effects on our bodies and can help in treating many disorders. It is a simple fruit, easily available to anyone, almost anywhere and yet its healing properties are amazing.
Increasingly, scientific research into essential oils such as Lemon and others is re-discovering, what Herbalists have been telling their patients for many, many decades.
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