Lemon

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The lemon, Citrus limon (L.) Osbeck, is a species of small evergreen tree in the flowering plant family Rutaceae, native to Asia.

The tree's ellipsoidal yellow fruit is used for culinary and non-culinary purposes throughout the world, primarily for its juice, which has both culinary and cleaning uses. The pulp and rind (zest) are also used in cooking and baking. The juice of the lemon is about 5% to 6% citric acid, with a pH of around 2.2, giving it a sour taste. The distinctive sour taste of lemon juice makes it a key ingredient in drinks and foods such as lemonade and lemon meringue pie.

Nutrition

Lemons are pretty damn good for you, containing Vitamin C plus minerals like Iron, Copper, Potassium, and Calcium.

Uses

Essential Oil

The health benefits of lemon oil include its ability to treat skin disorders, hair conditions, stress disorders, fever, infections, asthma, obesity, insomnia, stomach problems, and fatigue. All these benefits of lemon oil can be attributed to its stimulating, calming, carminative, anti-infection, astringent, detoxifying, antiseptic, disinfectant, sleep-inducing, and antifungal properties.

Lemons are one of the most popular citrus fruits in the world and are widely used for culinary purposes since they aid in digestion. They also add a pleasant taste and aroma to food. Furthermore, lemon juice is one of the most popular drinks in the world as it is very healthy, delicious, and inexpensive.

[IAF] I totally use citrus essential oils in my homemade soaps.

Skin Care

Lemon oil is a good remedy for restoring the luster of dull skin. It is an astringent and detoxifying in nature and rejuvenates sagging or tired-looking skin. Its antiseptic properties help in treating pimples and various skin disorders. Lemon is also recommended for reducing excessive oil on the skin.

Relieves Stress

Lemon oil is calming in nature and therefore helps in removing mental fatigue, exhaustion, dizziness, anxiety, nervousness, and nervous tension. It has the ability to refresh the mind by creating a positive mindset and eliminating negative emotions. It is also believed that inhaling this oil helps in increasing concentration and alertness. Lemon oil can, therefore, be used as a room freshener in offices to increase the efficiency of the employees.

Boosts Immune system

Lemon oil has a high vitamin C content, which makes it a wonderful boost for the body’s immune system. It further stimulates white blood cells, thus increasing your ability to fight off diseases. This oil also improves blood circulation throughout the body.

Treats Asthma

It is believed that lemon oil is useful for treating asthma since inhaling the aroma of lemons can clear the nasal passages and sinuses, promoting good air flow and steady breathing.

Regulates Sleep

Health benefits of lemon oil include providing relief from sleeplessness. Using this oil ensures good sleep and helps people suffering from insomnia.

Treats Stomach Disorders

Since lemon oil is carminative, it can be used in the treatment of various stomach problems including indigestion, acidity, upset stomach, and cramps.

Hair Care

Lemon oil is also effective as a hair tonic. Many people use this oil to get strong, healthy, and shiny hair. It is also used to get rid of dandruff.