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Improve Your Health With Lemon Essential Oil

Updated on December 23, 2015

About Lemon Oil

Lemon essential oil is derived from one of 16 different specie of the plant belonging to the Citrus family. It has close relations with lime and citron, fruits that also belong to the same family. Lemon essential oil is extracted from a plant known as Citrus Limon, which can grow to a maximum height of 20 feet. Its fruits emit a distinctively tangy and citrusy scent. These plant species are most suited to the subtropical climates of the Mediterranean, which explains why these species grow mostly in those areas.

Lemon is a very common type of fruit, which is used in daily life. In fact, it is made out of juice that is known to be good for the health. But it does have its fair share of culinary applications due to its aroma. Aside from the juice from the lemon, the outer peel is also used for cooking due to its ability to add more punch to the dish' flavor. Aromatherapists, meanwhile, view lemon essential oil as one of the most powerful oils in aromatherapy since it is used not only for treatment of diseases, but also for preventive care.

Extraction Process

In order to extract the volatile oil from the lemon fruit, the cold expression method is mostly recommended. The lack of heat element is known to contribute in the preservation of the oil quality so you can optimize the benefits that can be derived from using this oil. During extraction, the outer peel of the lemon fruit is used to produce the volatile oil because it is believed to offer the highest concentration of therapeutic properties that can be utilized for treatment in aromatherapy.

The oil's color can range from pale yellow to slightly greenish. Meanwhile, the aroma is quite refreshing, which truly reminds you of the scent of a freshly peeled lemon fruit. Although there are several adulterated forms of lemon essential oil (of which you need to be careful of), you can easily identify pure lemon essential oil since it evaporates quickly with no trace of dryout note.


Benefits on the Physical Body

Lemon essential oil is considered by aromatherapists as the best oil to use in holistic health treatment. This is due to the extensive list of therapeutic properties that provide the healing action to your body.

This is also one reason why lemon oil is a highly in demand type of aromatherapy oil since many regularly use it for health enhancement that provide protection against all types of diseases. Some of the notable properties that deliver those results include stimulant, astringent, antifungal, disinfectant, carminative, and detoxifying properties.

Improved Immunity Against Diseases

Remember your parent's or doctor' advice about intaking a lot of citrus in your system? Well, this is due to the ability of citrus fruits, such as lemon, to boost your immune system. Your immunity level is very crucial in determining your body's ability to fight off common infections or diseases such as cold, flu, among others. This is due to the rich vitamin content in lemon essential oil that nourish your immune system and offering natural protection for your body against various disease-causing bacteria.

Lemon essential oil also helps to stimulate production of white blood cells so you can contribute in a better disease-fighting mechanism for your body. In addition, it boosts your circulation to ensure that all nutrients are properly distributed throughout various parts of your body to keep everything functioning properly.

Cure For Various Ailments

To enhance the physical health benefits of using lemon essential oil, it serves not just to provide natural protection for your body against common diseases but it also enables you to cure certain diseases. The versatility of the lemon oil due to the presence of various beneficial properties has enable it to address a wide range of health conditions.

Some of the most common diseases wherein lemon oil is used as natural treatment include tuberculosis, malaria, gonorrhea, bronchitis, stomach infections, gout, rheumatism, gastric ulcers, arthritis, and flu. It also contains haemostratic properties that stop blood flow to avoid excessive blood loss and speed up the process of clotting for faster healing.

Natural Skin and Hair Treatment

The cosmetics industry is one of the most profitable industries in the market, due to the demand for anti-aging cosmetic hair and skin care products. What people do not realize is that they can get more effective natural skin and hair treatment even without having to spend as much as they normally would for these products.

Using lemon essential oil in aromatherapy is a wonderful way to utilize the properties of the oil in order to enhance the appearance of your hair and skin. This is despite the lack of harmful side effects that can cause more damage to your health. Lemon oil is most ideal for dull skin as it offers natural means to add luster to your skin due to its detoxifying and astringent properties. It is also due to the same properties wherein lemon essential oil makes an excellent treatment against pimple, acne, and other types of skin disorder.

You can also prepare a natural hair tonic using lemon essential oil. This will add more volume and vitality to lifeless hair. Make sure to regularly use lemon oil for your hair to strengthen it and maintain its health.

Natural Remedies & Cleanses : Benefits of Lemon Oil

Benefits on the Psychological Body

Aromatherapy is a better option than modern medicine due to its ability to integrate emotional and psychological benefits to further enhance the effects of using essential oils for treatment of various conditions. The use of lemon essential oil for medicinal purposes traces a long history. But what made it most appealing to use as natural treatment is the ability of lemon essential oil to create an uplifting effect that cause various psychological health benefits. Learn more about how lemon essential oil is able to do that and how you can benefit from it as well.

Combating Stress

Stress is one of the main causes of diseases. It can affect you mentally and physically. What basically happens when an individual suffers from stress is that their vital health systems are affected, making the body less able to protect itself against common illnesses.

So, how do you use lemon oil for natural stress relief? Sniffing the essences of lemon essential oil enable you to acquire the uplifting and calming effect of the oil. Once the properties from the oil affect your brain's limbic system, you will be able to experience relief from mental exhaustion associated with stress, anxiety, mental fatigue, and other symptoms of stress.

Weight Loss Benefits

If you can't seem to find an effective weight loss program, well here's a natural method for you to try. Lemon essential oil is fast gaining popularity after many have discovered the weight loss benefits of using this particular oil.

Here are some reasons why lemon essential oil makes weight loss possible:

  • it has been scientifically proven to speed up your metabolism rate
  • it stimulate your cells for a faster fat-burning process


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