Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon (Citrus limon)
Lemon essential oil is an uplifting and relaxing oil and good for boosting the immune system (very much like Lavender). Has the ability to stimulate the body's own defence, so is useful for infections such as throat, colds, bronchitis and flu. It is a powerful bactericide - helpful for treating cuts and wounds. It is also haemostatic - helps stop bleeding. Lemon can help bring down temperature - lemon juice squeezed into water sweetened with honey is a good remedy. It is a good tonic for the digestive and circulatory systems. A mouthwash of lemon juice and water is good for the gums, gingivitis and mouth ulcers. Lemon essential oil can be used to help get rid of warts and verrucas. Either use neat or a couple of drops in a little cider vinegar - apply daily making sure that you avoid the healthy surrounding skin. Cover with a plaster by day but leave open at night. You may want to alternate with tea tree oil. Useful for easing anxiety and helping headaches and migraine due to nervous tension. Excellent for focussing and improving mental clarity - a good oil for meditation. Some believe that this oil has anti-ageing properties - wouldn't that be wonderful ! However the benefits from its qualities such as helping with cellulite and wrinkles, the fact that it is a tonic mentally and physically and an anti-acid could all contribute towards feeling rejuvenated. As for skin treatment, Lemon oil is an astringent oil so is great for greasy skin. Its antiseptic properties make it useful for treating acne, spots and boils. Lemon is a mild bleach so can be used on discoloured skin, for example on your neck.
- Be warned - use in low dilutions as it can cause skin irritation.
- Do not use in pregnancy.
- Phototoxic - avoid sunlight and sunbeds for at least 12 hours.
- Use in low dosages as can cause skin irritation no more than 2 to 3 drops in a bath.
Minyak pati Lemon mempunyai sifat Anti bakteria, tonik, anti virus, agen pemanasan, febrifug, dan hipotensif.
Bukan itu sahaja, minyak pati Lemon bersifat hemostatik yang berguna untuk membantu hentikan pendarahan ringan seperti hidung berdarah.
Minyak pati Lemon yang bersifat astrigen merupakan minyak pati paling bagus untuk pengekalan air, untuk kencing yang tidak lawas, peluh berlebihan, buasir, vena varikos, peredaran darah lemah, kapilari pecah dan kulit berminyak.