Considered the most effective scorbotic (against scurvy), British ships were required by law to carry sufficient juice or oil to treat every person on board with one dose per day as a preventative measure. It has also been used extensively to combat any infectious illnesses, as a diuretic and to combat excess perspiration. It is rumored to be the best cure for hiccoughs, jaundice and heart palpitations as well as arthritis, rheumatism and any liver congestion.
Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature
Antibacterial, Anti-anemic, Anti-coagulant, Anti-infectious, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antifungal, Antirheumatic, Antisclerotic, Antispasmodic, Antitoxic, Antiviral, Astringent, Carminative, Cictrisant, Depurative, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Diuretic (mild), Febrifuge, Hypotensive, Insecticidal, Litholytic, Lymphatic decongestant, Stimulant (pancreas, immune system, white corpuscles), Phlebotonic, Stomachic, Tonic, Vermifuge.
- Warming, enhancing and invigorating
- Antidepressant effects
- Uplifting and clarifying
- Emotionally heart opening
- Alleviates fears of loss
- Stimulates feelings of trust and security
- Lemon oil also has a significant positive effect on concentration. In a university study conducted in Japan, various essential oils were diffused into an office. When Lemon alone was in the air, 54% fewer errors occurred during typing tests. With Jasmine oil, there were 33% fewer errors, and Lavender oil showed 20% less. In addition, diffusion of these three essential oils were found to increase test scores by up to 50% when introduced into study and test-taking spaces.
- Alleviates acne
- Strengthens nails and hair
- Quells boils, chilblains, corns, herpes, mouth sores and warts
- Aids in reduction of varicose veins and cellulite
Muscles and Joints
- Promotes healthy circulation
- Reduces blood pressure
- Prevents and alleviates toxin buildup
- Reduces pain associated with arthritis and rheumatism
- Promotes opening of airways (combats asthmatic symptoms)
- Effective in treating bronchitis and other throat infections
- Effective detoxification of liver, pancreas and lymphatic system
- Prevents and helps the body fight colds, flus and infection