Lemon Citrus limon   Essential Oil Information

Citrus limon

Lemon Essential Oil


Botanical Name

Alternative Names

Source Location

Plant part used


Citrus limon

 

USA

Peel








Extraction Method

Color

Consistency

Aroma Strength


Cold pressed/Expressed

Pale yellow

 Thin

Strong








Fragrance

Citrusy, zesty-sweet and tart












Benefits

Use for athlete's foot, chilblains, colds, corns, dull skin, flu, oily skin, spots, varicose veins, warts. Treats infectious illnesses, excess perspiration, hiccoughs, jaundice and heart palpitations, as well as arthritis, rheumatism and any liver congestion.  Acts as a diuretic.















Blends Well With

Elemi, Fennel, Ylang ylang, Oakmoss, Juniper berry, Rose, Frankincense, Sandalwood, Benzoin, Geranium, Eucalyptus, Neroli, Lavender, Chamomile, and Cistus.














Constituents

Limonene, citral, geranial, citronellyl acetate, pinene













Properties

Antibacterial, anti-anemic, anti-coagulant, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antifungal, antirheumatic, antisclerotic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, antiviral, astringent, carminative, cictrisant, depurative, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic (mild), febrifuge, hypotensive, insecticidal, litholytic, lymphatic decongestant, stimulant (pancreas, immune system, white corpuscles), phlebotonic, stomachic, tonic, vermifuge















Safety

Generally safe, although is phototoxic; avoid direct sun exposure for 24-hours after using lemon oil on the skin.
















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