Lemons have been used for its medicinal benefits for thousands of years, and its health benefits have been proven. Lemons are a rich source of calcium, citric acid, vitamin C, magnesium and powerful antioxidants. One way of achieving its benefits is to use its oil.
A member of the Rutaceae family, lemon oil is known for its refreshing aroma and green with a bit yellow in colour and contains lots of water. Lemon oil is extracted from the peel of this wonderful fruit, and also have a high content of vitamin A and vitamin B. Lemon oil has been proven by scientists to have antiseptic, stimulant, astringent, disinfectant, antimicrobial, vermifuge, carminative, anticancer, antidepressant and antiviral properties even acts as a tonic.
With all these properties in lemon oil, it is known to boost the immune system, relieve constipation, aids digestion, relieve fever, malaria, typhoid, treats asthma and improve blood circulation, reduce hypertension, beneficial for weight loss, relieves headaches, treats acne, treats herpes, mouth ulcers and relieve stress.
Native to Asia, lemon oil was given to sailors centuries ago to cure scurvy and other diseases that need the support of vitamins and prevention from deficiencies. Lemons are always known for its nutritious and delicious taste and are extremely healthy.
Some other health benefits of lemon oil include the fact that a drop can be added in cooking or taken as a dietary supplement, it can be inhaled to relieve anxiety, a drop can also be added to the tea for additional benefits including maintaining a healthy growing hair, treats urinary tract infections and prevents intestinal parasites.
Lemon oil is also a popular ingredient in household cleaning agents like dishwashing soaps, hand soaps, laundry soaps and detergents because of its many cleaning properties. Diffused in the air, lemon oil has shown to improve alertness and memory and also just by adding a few drops to shampoo can alleviate grease from the hair.
The uses of lemon oil are humongous and with a sweet aroma that will wake you up.