Place of origin: A small thorny evergreen tree, native to India.
Method of extraction: Cold pressed.
Lemons reached the height of their fame when they were issued to counteract the effects of scurvy in the British Navy.
Lemon is Ant-anaemic, antimicrobial, diuretic, insecticidal, as well as many other uses.
Indications: Refreshing and cooling when feeling hot and bothered.
It improves one’s ability to concentrate, in one study it was found to reduce typing errors by 54% when the essential oil was vaporised in the air.
It lifts the spirits, especially during times of mental fatigue.
Useful for stimulating and clearing the mind and aids in the decision making process.
Lemon is able to stimulate the action of the white blood corpuscles, the body’s own defence.
Lemon oil is also haemostatic.
It counteracts acidity in the body and makes the stomach more alkaline.
Lemon can be used in cases of toxaemia, such as rheumatism, arthritis, gout, high blood fat and cholesterol, general obesity, cellulite and abscesses, boils and carbuncles.
And is useful in treating varicose veins, and also high blood pressure. And is used for treating cuts and boils.
It is Phototoxic so avoid using on skin and then exposing to the sun.