What Is Lemon Essential Oil Good For
LemonÂ Essential Oil
Citrus Limonum tree, a small thorny evergreen tree grown in India, as well as Israel, Europe, Florida and California delights us with the zesty fruit of Lemon. From the peel or rind of the fruit, we obtain its invigorating light yellow essential oil that has a thin consistency, with a rich aroma.
During the middle ages, LemonÂ essential oil gained popularity for its therapeutic properties among the Greeks and Romans. It especially increased notoriety when the British began using the fruit to keep their sailors from contracting scurvy.Â
The health benefits of LemonÂ essential oil can be attributed to its stimulating, carminative, and detoxifying effects. Its wide range includes Lemon essential oilâ€™s capability as an antisepticÂ to treating stressÂ disorders.Â In Japan, a study has shown that Lemon essential oil vapor has anti-stressÂ effects by modulating both the Serotonin and Dopamine neurotransmitter systems. The studyâ€™s conclusion stated that Lemon essential oil has both anti-anxietyÂ and anti-depressant effects. Other research in Japan showed a significant improvement in mental accuracy for office workers inhaling the aroma. Another recently published study showed that Lemon essential oil actually limits the toxicity of scopolamine, which causes dementia and memory loss. Lemon oil actually prevented these effects from occurring.
Because of its good taste and low cost, LemonÂ is very popular in cooking and serves as a good source of vitamins, which strengthens the immune systemÂ and stimulates the white blood cells to better fight diseases and improve circulationÂ in the body.
LemonÂ oil blends well with many other essential oils including Lavender, TeaÂ Tree, Cinnamon, Peppermint, EucalyptusÂ and RosemaryÂ essential oils.