English Name: Lemon
Latin Name: Citrus limonum
Appearance: light yellow liquid
Main ingredients: limonene, beta pinene, gamma terpinene, sabinene, Neryl Acetate
Main functions: antibacterial, immunity enhancement, fungicide, regulation of plant nervous system, detoxification, anti-virus, antisepsis, fever reduction.
In 1565, Bock wrote in his herbal pharmacopoeia: “the smell of lemon peel drives away pestilence from the air. Modern medical research on lemon essential oil has been making new discoveries. It has strong antibacterial ability and is a killer of influenza virus. Using lemon essential oil in the office can reduce colds by about 50 percent and boost productivity, Japanese researchers say.
Lemon essential oil is an excellent anti-inflammatory, a small dose of which can make you clear, happy, creative, and emotionally balanced. The smell of lemon can be described as “clean and fresh”. Use lemon essential oil to enlarge fragrance, or spray a room, can clear peculiar smell, make indoor air is pure and fresh, still can avoid familial disease infection.
Benefits of lemon oil
- Lemon oil can be used to relieve nausea
A hundred pregnant women with nausea and vomiting were divided into an intervention group and a control group. Participants in the intervention group inhaled lemon oil immediately after feeling nauseous.
- Lemon oil can help alleviate digestive problems, including gastritis and constipation.
An animal study published in chemical and biological interactions in 2009 found that lemon essential oil, when given to rats, reduced the erosion of gastric mucosa (the wall of the stomach) and reduced gastritis symptoms. The researchers found that people in the aromatherapy group who used essential oils for abdominal massages had significantly lower scores on constipation assessments than those in the control group.
Laboratory studies have shown that lemon essential oil can reduce skin cell and tissue damage caused by free radicals. This is because lemon essential oil has strong antioxidant activity and anti-aging effects.
Lemon essential oil is one of the best essential oils for weight loss. It also contains d-limonene, which is known to help maintain metabolism and cleanse lymph glands, helping to reduce weight.
An animal study published in the journal of clinical biochemistry and nutrition found that when mice were given lemon polyphenols extracted from lemon peel for 12 weeks, their weight loss, hyperlipidemia, and hyperglycemia symptoms were significantly suppressed.
A 2016 animal study found that giving lemon oil to rats with acute aspirin-induced liver and kidney damage reduced oxidative stress damage to both organs.
When mice were given essential oils for six months, even at low doses, they were able to reduce oxidative stress and maintain the structural integrity and functional activity of their organs. A mixture of lemon oil and ginger extract had the highest antioxidant effect on the liver and brain of mice.
It can also be used to whiten teeth naturally and prevent cavities. Although citrus juice has the ability to cause tooth decay after long-term use due to its acidic nature, essential oils do not appear to cause the same acid corrosion.
Lemon oil also stimulates lymphatic detoxification, which reduces the accumulation of fluid that can cause coughing.
In a study that tested the preservative properties of lemon oil, researchers found that lemons inhibit the growth of bacteria in ground beef.
A practical formula
- Odor elimination
In a 100ml spray bottle, add 20 drops of lemon essential oil + 10 drops of peppermint essential oil, mix well, fill with water, shake well (since essential oil does not dissolve in water, pay attention to shake well before spraying), and spray with space.
- Relieve a cold
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- Moisturize skin
3 drops lemon essential oil + 2 drops rose geranium essential oil + 1 drop petitgrain bigarade oil, dilute in whole milk, a warm bath or soak feet for 15 minutes.
- Relieve indigestion
Apply 4 drops lemon essential oil + 4 drops CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) oil + 3 drops Fennel Sweet oil + 30ml sweet almond oil on the abdomen and massage clockwise for 1~2 minutes.