Method : Cold pressed
Note Classification: Top
Scent: Light, fresh, citrus.
Colour: Pale greeny-yellow
Species: Citrus limon(um). Family Rutaceae
Extracted From: Fresh peel
Historical: Traditionally used to treat fevers such as malaria, typhoid and also scurvy on English ships. Lemon juice is rich in vitamins A, B and C and is a good tonic for colds and flu. Lemon was introduced to Europe by the Arabians in 1000 AD. Early Christians sometimes portrayed the lemon as the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge from which Eve ate before being expelled from Eden. The Romans believed in dosing pregnant women with lemon cordials to alleviate nausea. The first tree was grown in California in 1887.
Of Interest : Used extensively as a flavouring agent in foods and beverages, and a fragrance component of cosmetics, soaps and perfumes.
Aromatherapy Properties : Acne, anaemia, brittle nails, boils, chilblains, corns, cuts, greasy skin, herpes, insect bites, mouth ulcers, spots, varicose veins, warts.
Arthritis, cellulitis, high blood pressure, nosebleeds, obesity, rheumatism, poor circulation.
Asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, throat infections. Colds, flu, fever and infections.
Safety Data: Non-toxic but may cause skin irritation in some. Use in moderation. Phototoxic in direct sunlight.