The lemon is a small evergreen tree, with pale-green ovate leaves and highly perfumed white and pink flowers. The tree produces fruit all year, so fruits are harvested when rise. The lemon was known to the Greeks and Romans – Virgil called it the ‘Median apple’ because it came from Media near Persia. The peel was used to perfume clothes and repel moths and other insects.
Therapeutic properties: Lemon has antianemic, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, antiseptic, antiviral, detoxifying, febrifuge, diuretic, haemostatic, hypotensive, insecticidal proerties.
Ayurveda Medicine: Balances the Pitta Dosha, decrease the Vata Dosha and have no effect on the Kapha Dosha.
Perfume Key Qualities: Uplifting and cooling.
Extraction Method: Steam distilled oil
Part Used: Peel of the fruit
Color: Yellow, Green
CAS Numbers: 8008-56-8
Aroma Description: Sweet and fresh.
Odor Intensity: 4
Dilution of oil is always recommended. May cause skin irritation in some individuals and a skin test is recommended prior to use. Store into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life. Do not use during pregnancy.
These statements have not been evaluated by Food and Drugs Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease(s).
The information has been extracted from books written by Beverely Hawkins, (West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy) Vancouver, Canada.
Hawkins, B. (1999). West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy.
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