This oil is obtained by cold pressing of the lemon peel, and has a crisp citrus scent. It is native to India, and widely cultivated in the Mediterranean countries.
It is used for colds, head aches, stomach infections, skin care, indigestion, fever, circulatory problems, arteriosclerosis, diaphoretic and diuretic draughts, gargle in sore throat, in pruritis of the scrotum, in uterine haemorrhage after delivery, as a lotion in sunburn.
It treats hiccough, jaundice and hysterical palpitation of the heart.
Lemon essential oil is one of the most easily recognized oils because of its refreshing, energizing and uplifting scent. The health benefits of lemon oil can be attributed to its stimulating, calming, astringent, detoxifying, antiseptic, disinfectant and anti-fungal properties.