Lemon is a citrus fruit in the Rutaceae family. The Essential Oil is distilled from the peel. It takes 75 lemons to make one 15mL bottle of quality essential oil. Extremely powerful antimicrobial agent, lemons and lemon essential oil have been used for health purposes for at least 1000 years. The health benefits of lemons are well established, with many studies available. One study showed that simply breathing in the essential oil of lemons improved the neurological activity that promotes the breakdown of body fat.
Botanical Name: Citrus limon
Common Name: Lemon
Odor Description: Sharp, citrus, refreshing. It is a Top Note.
ORAC Value (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity)- 660
GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe)
Key Constituents: Monoterpenes (80+%)
Medical Properties: Antibacterial, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, anxiolytic, astringent, diuretic, lipolytic, carminative, detoxifier, digestive tonic, hypotensive, immuno booster
Body Systems Affected: Can affect every body system but primarily Circulatory, Digestive, Immune, Lymph, Nervous, Skin
Potential Medical Uses: Circulatory problems, arteriosclerosis, obesity, parasites, UTIs, varicose veins, anxiety, acne, hypertension, digestive problems
Usage: Aromatically, Topically, Ingestion