Lemon Peel Oil
INCI: Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil
Extraction Method- Cold Pressed
Lemon tress are small, straggling tree about 11 feet high, irregularly branched, the bark varying in color from clear gray on the trunk, green on the younger branches to a purplish color on the twigs. The evergreen leaves are ovate-oval. The well-known fruit is an ovoid berry, about three inches long, nipple-shaped at the end, smooth, bright yellow, indented over the oil-glands, having an acid, pale yellow pulp. About forty-seven varieties are said to have been developed during the centuries of cultivation.
Lemon have properties of: anti-anemic, antimicrobal, antirheumatic, antisclerotic, antiscorbutic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, cicatrizant, depurative, diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, hemostatic, hypotensive, insecticide, rubefacient, stimulates white corpuscles, tonic, vermifuge.
Historically it has been taken internally, the juice is considered invaluable for acidic disorders, such as arthritis and rheumatism, and of great benefit in dysentery and liver congestion. Locally, it is a good astringent, whether as a gargle in a sore throat, in pruritis of the scrotum, in uterine haemorrhage after delivery, or as a lotion in sunburn. It is said to be the best cure for severe, obstinate hiccough, and is helpful in jaundice and hysterical palpitation of the heart. The decoction has been found to be a good antiperiodic, useful as a substitute for quinine in malarial conditions, or for reducing the temperature in typhoid.
Lemon peel oil blends well with lime, eucalyptus, grapefruit, lavender, geranium, fennel, orange, labdanum, oakmoss, benzoin, chamomile, lavandin, eucalyptus, elemi, sandalwood, ylang ylang and other citrus oils.
It is non-toxic but photo toxic - do not use on skin exposed direct to sunlight
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