lemon-essential-oil-skin-care-vitamin-cReferred to as ‘Golden Apple’, Lemon is a universal remedy for many health
disorders and is often called as a panacea for its ability to heal the mind and the body in manifold ways.
Lemon is a popular  remedy that is used in medicine, food and also in the process of purification. It is used for stimulating the nervous system, improve concentration power, enhance immunity, purify blood and support digestion.
Lemon and its essential oil is a popular ingredient  weight loss remedies and lemon juice taken with lukewarm water in empty stomach in the morning is said to reduce fat deposits and eliminate toxins from the body.
Due to its fresh fragrance, it is often used by Japanese in the making of several perfumes and foods.

Historical importance of Lemon and its essential oil

The real origin of Lemon lies as a mystery and it is said that Lemon is indigenous to India, Myanmar and China. The first historical mark of Lemon was in 90 BC where it was used to shower a high priest in a festival of Jews in Jerusalem though certain sources say that Lemon has been used since 800 BC.
It was introduced to Europe in the 1st century AD during the Roman reign and slowly spread to other parts of the world like Persia, Egypt and Iraq.  It is also said that Lemon was grown as an ornamental plant in the primordial Islamic gardens.
Affluent Victorians grew Lemon trees in their gardens as a symbol of high regard and for garlanding their estates with the naturally refreshing aroma of citrus trees. Serving Lemon wedges along with tea during their tea dances in the afternoon was a popular custom in their tradition.
It was Christopher Columbus who introduced Lemon to America by bringing Lemon seeds to the Island of Haiti during his voyages in 1493. Botanically known as Citrus limon, Lemon is a hybrid of citron and sour orange.
Ayurvedic healing dates back to more than 5000 years and it is the oldest of all medicinal systems on earth.  Lemon has been an important part of Ayurvedic treatments in many forms. The top ways to start a refreshing Ayurvedic life begins with the use of Lemon in lukewarm water as this therapy is said to cleanse the system, clear impurities in the blood and energize the mind and the body.
Ayurvedic remedies are often aimed at treating the five senses of human body. They are the sense of sight, sense of smell, sense of taste, sense of touch and sense of sound. Lemon is by far the best Ayurvedic remedy that has the power to retreat and recharge the four vital senses of the human body.
Lemon and its essential oil is said to pacify kapha and vata energy and aggravate pitta dosha.

Chemical components or Gas Chromatography Report of Lemon essential oil

lemon-oilThe aroma is sweet, fruity and light. It is fresh and genuinely reminiscent of the fresh peels. Light, clean, sweet citrus aroma with earthy undertones. Refreshing, stimulating, cleansing and astringent.
It consists of 68% d-limonene, a powerful antioxidant.
Limonene makes up majority of lemon oil (about 50 to 70 percent). Lemon oil contains organic compounds, such as pinene, terpinene, and terpineol, and non-volatile compounds.
Lemons are packed with a potent nutritional profile and are a low-glycemic fruit.
In spite of their acidic nature, they have an alkalizing effect when metabolized in your body.The Mediterranean climate and the Italian soil produce Lemon oil with a superior scent.

Therapeutic properties of Lemon essential oil

The remedial properties of Lemon essential oil are antiviral, antibacterial, immune stimulant, digestive, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, calming, diuretic, expectorant, astringent, anti-anemic, detoxifying, antioxidant, tonic and antidepressant.
*Fight respiratory infections like bronchitis, coughs, and sore throat. It can also bring relieve to discomfort from colds, fevers, flu, and asthma.
*Support immune function by stimulating the production of white blood cells
*Relive arthritis, due to its anti-inflammatory properties
*Soothe acidity and heartburn, as it is helps balance your stomach pH level.
*Address constipation and promote elimination of waste
*Lower blood pressure and promote healthy blood circulation.
*Detoxify your skin and body of toxins.
*Lemon oil is an excellent remedy for treating skin problems like acne, rough skin, dull skin, oily skin, wounds, pigmentation, cold sores, cellulites, warts, reduce broken capillaries and varicose veins.  It works wonders in getting rid of acne and poor hair conditions.
*Sanitize wounds, household objects, and hospital rooms due to its antibacterial properties. Can be used as an aerial disinfectant.
*Calm anxiety, improve mood, and prevent emotional outbursts and violent behavior.
*It may also deter pests, excellent repellent to ward off mosquitoes.

Sense of sight

The very sight of Lemon gives energy, confidence and inner strength. This is because the bright yellow color of Lemon indicates brilliance, cheerfulness, brightness and sunshine. These are the symbols of potency and real power paving way for improvement in one’s health physically and mentally.
This holistic healing methodology states that every color has various impacts on the physiological and psychological attributes of mankind.
Yellow color of Lemon and its essential oil according  has the power to promote clarity of mind, grants motivation, enhances the energy level, augments communication and instills the power of winning. So the next time, when you are feeling down and depressed, just look at the ‘Golden apple’ (lemon) that has the power to mend your mind to peace and prosperity.

Sense of smell

Aroma plays a vital role in uplifting the body and mind. By inhaling the aroma of Lemon essential oil, the therapeutic molecules in the oil reach the limbic system of the brain through the nasal passages, where limbic system is the body’s control center that controls feelings, emotions and the corresponding behaviors.
The citrusy, fresh, energizing and enlivening aroma of Lemon essential oil spreads positive energy, calms the mind, grants mental clarity, treats anxiety, fatigue, nervous tension, dizziness, improves concentration, instills hopefulness and assists in weight loss when 2 drops of this oil is added to aromatic lamps, diffuser, air freshener, vaporizer or burner.
Lemon essential oil may contain pain-relieving and anxiety-reducing properties. When used in steam inhalation, Lemon oil aids in opening blocked nasal passages and clear chest congestion.
The revivifying fragrance of Lemon oil makes it a favorite flavor in household cleaners, disinfectants, soaps, shampoos and detergents.

Sense of taste

Food_Drinks_Lemon_drink_with_ice_031581_The best way to take Lemon internally is to drink the fresh juice, during nausea, vomiting, excessive salivation, gastritis, heaviness in the stomach and sluggish bowel movements.
Drinking lemon juice (essential oil) mixed with warm water and honey in the morning in empty stomach is said to treat obesity by stimulating the bowel movements and burning the excess fat deposits in the body. Lime has diuretic properties and it helps in expelling the excess fluids in the body causing obesity through urine and sweat.
Treating through the sense of touch means using essential oils and herbal medications on the skin as skin is the best organ through which the therapeutic properties of these natural remedies penetrate deeply into the bloodstream.

As topical application

Blend 2 drops of Lemon oil with 15 drops of Jojoba oil and apply it topically on pimples, boils, pustules, blackheads and whiteheads. It helps in removing excess oil, eliminate impurities in the skin and clears acne on regular use. You can also apply this blend on cold sores, tanned skin, dull skin and rough skin.
Gently massaging your abdomen with 3 drops of Lemon oil mixed with 20 to 25 drops of coconut can help in treating dysentery, intestinal parasites, gas, flatulence, nausea, food poisoning, stomach upset, acidity, cramps and heartburn.
Massaging your chest, throat, foot soles and back with this blend can assist in treating throat infections, tonsillitis, fever, flu, cough and cold. The disinfectant, antiviral and expectorant properties of Lemon oil aid in controlling the growth of viruses responsible for cold, arrests infections and helps expel phlegm and mucous deposits in the body.
Gently massaging your scalp with 3 drops of Lemon oil blended with Almond oil can help in controlling dandruff, moisturize the scalp, and augment the strength, volume and shine of your hair with its tonic and stimulating properties.
3 to 4 drops of Lemon essential oil added to warm bathing water helps in relaxing your muscles, alleviate stress, lessen depression, promote good sleep, induce peace of mind, wipe away negative feelings, enhance skin health, detoxify the body, cleanse the digestive system and treat respiratory ailments.
limon-yagiAs cold or warm compress: Few drops of Lemon essential oil added to cold or warm compress can help treating acne scars, pain, inflammation, headache, fever, congestion and stomach ache.
Start enjoying lemon essential oil benefits today and see for yourself!
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Lemon essential oil blends well with  benzoin, chamomile, cistus, elemi, eucalyptus, fennel, frankincense, geranium, juniper, lavender, neroli,  rose, sandalwood, ylang ylang.
Oil Specific: Phototoxic, may be a skin irritant, as well as a photo sensitizer. Avoid sunlight after skin application for up to 3-4 hours.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).
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