Botanical Name: Cymbopogon citratus
Family Name: Poaceae
Common Of Extraction steam distillation
Part used: Fruit
Specific Gravity: at 30/30 C 0.088 to 0.898
Refractive Index: at 30 C 1.4786 t0 1.4846
Optical Rotation: -3 to + 1
Odour: Lemon –like
Blends Well With: Lavender, rose, sandalwood, benzoin, eucalyptus, geranium, fennel, juniper, neroli and elemi.
Uses: Lemon oil soothes and relieves headaches and migraines and is helpful for rheumatism and arthritis. It can help bring down fever, helps relieve throat infections, bronchitis, asthma and flu. This oil is very beneficial to the circulatory system and aids blood flow, reducing blood pressure and helping with nosebleeds. It is also used for clearing acne, cleaning greasy skin and hair, as well as removing dead skin cells, easing painful cold sores, mouth ulcers, herpes and insect bites. It boosts the immune system and cleanses the body, improves the functions of the digestive system, and it is helpful with constipation, dyspepsia and cellulite.
Chemical composition: a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, a-terpinene, linalool, b-bisabolene, limonene, trans-a-bergamotene, nerol and neral
Essential oil Information: Lemon essential oil is extracted from the Citrus limonum. It is extracted from the fresh fruit peel by the process of steam distillation. This oil is used in aromatherapy and vapor therapy.
Therapeutic Properties:Anti-anemic, antimicrobial, anti-rheumatic, anti-sclerotic, antiseptic, bactericidal, carminative, cicatrisant, depurative, diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, haemostatic, hypotensive, insecticidal, rubefacient, tonic and vermifuge.
Oil Properties: Pale greenish-yellow in color and is watery in viscosity.