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Organic Lemon Oil

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Supports Healthy Digestion*
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Citrus is a genus of the Rutaceae family, and it is one of the most common tree fruit crops in the world.

What Is Lemon Essential Oil?

Citrus limon is the third most important cultivated citrus species, after orange and mandarin [2]. Today's health care issues and its pertinent concerns have driven man to utilize natural substances in a wide array of fields. Essential Oils are one of the most renown of those natural substances. Citric acid and essential oil obtained from C. limon have been used in both the food and cosmetic industries so far. Essential oil of C. limon has various biological functions such as inflammation support, allergy support, virus symptom support and cell health. Traditional uses in folk medicine suggest that C. limon may support a healthy central nervous system [3]. Lemon essential oil is mainly used to boost the immune system and to accelerate the white corpuscles production along with counteracting acidity and and supporting stomach health through citric acid, which supports digestion, by forming carbonates and bicarbonates of potassium and calcium [4]. A study on aromatherapy has suggested that citrus oil is suitable for supporting headaches fever management, and it is a quick mood booster due to a major chemical constituent, limonene [5]. *

Phytochemical Content

Lemons are a rich source of vitamin C. Essential oil extracted from citrus peel contain numerous compounds of different chemical classes. These compounds are generally divided in volatile, ranging between 85 and 99% and the non-volatile residue, containing fatty acids, sterols, carotenoids, waxes, coumarins, and polymethoxylated flavonoids (2-6% of the oil), which ranges between 1 and 15%. The volatile constituents are a mixture of monoterpene (limonene) and sesquiterpene hydrocarbons and their oxygenated derivatives including aldehydes (citral), ketones, acids, alcohols (linalool) and esters. The major chemical component of citrus oils is limonene exist in 45 to 76%.

Suggested Use

Internal Use: 2 or 4 drops of lemon oil is taken along with warm water or hot tea.

Topical application: 5 to 10 drops for the head, foot, and body massage; Mouthwash and Face Wash.

Aromatherapy: Direct inhalation also recommended or 5-10 drops in a diffuser.

Ideal Storage Conditions

Use a sealed container to store this product in a cool, dry place. Keep away from direct light and moisture. Once the package is opened, it must be re-sealed and used within 6 months.

Shelf Life

Two years from date of manufacture.

References

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  2. Boluda‐Aguilar M., and López‐Gómez A.. 2013. Production of bioethanol by fermentation of lemon (Citrus limon L.) peel wastes pretreated with steam explosion. Ind. Crops Prod. 41:188–197.
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  6. Lima, N.G.; De Sousa, D.P.; Pimenta, F.C.; Alves, M.F et al., Anxiolytic-like activity and GC-MS analysis of (R)-(+)- limonene fragrance, a natural compound found in foods and plants. Pharmacol. Biochem. Behav., 2013, 103(3), 450-454.
  7. Faturi, C.B.;, Leite, J.R.; Alves, P.B.; Canton, A.C.; Teixeira-Silva, F. Anxiolytic-like effect of sweet orange aroma in Wistar rats. Prog. Neuropsychopharmacol. Biol. Psychiatry, 2010, 34(4), 605-609.
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  13. Matsuda BM, Surgeoner GA, Heal JD, Tucker AO, Maciarello MJ (1996). Essential oil analysis and field evaluation of the sitrosa plant “Pelargonium citrosum” as a repellent against populations of Aedes mosquitoes. J Am Mosq Control Assoc, 12: 69-74.
  14. Rozza AL, Moraes T de M, Kushima H, et al. Gastroprotective mechanisms of Citrus lemon (Rutaceae) essential oil and its majority compounds limonene and beta-pinene: involvement of heat-shock protein-70, vasoactive intestinal peptide, glutathione, sulfhydryl compounds, nitric oxide and prostaglandi. Chem Biol Interact. 2011;189(1-2):82-89. doi:10.1016/j.cbi.2010.09.031.
  15. Maurya AK, Mohanty S, Pal A, Chanotiya CS, Bawankule DU. The essential oil from Citrus limetta Risso peels alleviates skin inflammation: In-vitro and in-vivo study. J Ethnopharmacol. 2018;212:86-94. doi:10.1016/j.jep.2017.10.018.
* Individual results may vary from person to person.