Lemon

Citrus limonum
Botanical name: 
Citrus limonum

Clear, fresh and light

Please note: The information below is meant to give a brief outline of how an oil can be applied by a trained aromatherapist.
Please do not use this information as a guide for how to use essential oils at home.

Properties and applications: 
Expectorant - mucous coughs, bronchitis, catarrh
Immune Stimulant - colds, coughs, influenza
Stimulant, Emotional Tonic - frustration, tiredness, debility, chronic stress-related conditions
Antiseptic, Antimicrobial - bacterial, fungal and viral infections
Diuretic/Cleansing - toxin build up
Astringent - skin care, excessive perspiration
Family: 
Rutaceae
Country of origin: 
Brazil, USA, Sicily
Part of plant used: 
Fruit peel
Method of extraction: 
Steam distillation
Blends with: 
Angelica, Juniper, Cypress, lifts spicy or grounding oils.
Chemical character: 
Terpene type
Safety information: 
Phototoxic - should not be used before exposure to the sun.
Odour profile: 
Sharp and mouth tinglingly bitter citrus
Plant description: 
Small tree with oval leaves and sour yellow fruit.
Historical use: 
As a cleansing cure all for infectious illnesses, as a preventive measure against scurvy on long sea voyages.

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