As with all citrus trees, the lemon tree originated in Asia making it’s way to Greece in the second century AD. It now grows throughout the Mediterranean with Florida and California being the major producers. The peel was used in the Roman empire to fragrance clothing and repel insects. In the late 17th century a pharmacist named Nicholas Lemery recognized the medicinal value of the fruit. The British Navy began using large quantities of lemons to counteract scurvy on sea voyages.
Lemon Essential Oil can be a potential phototoxin and one should avoid outdoors activities if this oil has been applied to the skin.
In traditional Oriental medicine Lemon Essential Oil is cool and dry and will clear heat, dampness, and phlegm.
Lemon Essential Oil is indicated as a lymphatic decongestant and is useful for obesity, cellulite, high blood pressure, and cholesterol. It is potentially useful for removing urinary stones and gall stones. It can be helpful in relieving headaches, nausea, and insomnia. Essential Oil of Lemon improves circulation and tones the blood vessels leading to its us for varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and nosebleeds.
Lemon Essential Oil has strong antiviral properties making it useful against colds and flu when characterized by yellow phlegm. It is an excellent antiseptic and when diluted can be sprayed in hospitals and around the home.
This essential oil sharpens the focus uplifting the Intellect (Yi). It can calm and refresh easing worries. Lemon is considered a mild aphrodisiac.
BOTANICAL NAME | Citrus limonum
ORIGIN | Italy
CULTIVATION | Conventional
METHOD OF EXTRACTION | Cold Expression
SOURCE | Peel
NOTE | Top
BLENDS WELL WITH | Lavender, Neroli, Ylang Ylang, Rose, Sandalwood, Olibanum, Chamomile, Benzoin, Fennel, Geranium, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Oakmoss, Lavandin, Elemi, and Labdanum