Extracted from a “small evergreen tree” is an essential oil known as Lemon Oil. This oil is basically derived from a fruit of a small tree belonging to the “Citrus limon” species within the plant kingdom. Furthermore, this oil is known to possess detoxifying properties. In addition, it also capable of producing a calming effect on the body. This oil also blends extremely well with a variety of other oils such as lavender oil, rose oil, sandalwood oil, peppermint oil, geranium oil etc.
A. The chemical constituents of Lemon Oil:
This oil is derived from the fruit of a small tree belonging to the “Citrus limon” species within the plant kingdom. In addition, this oil also consists of organic compounds such as a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, a-terpinene, linalool, b-bisabolene, limonene, trans-a-bergamotene, nerol and neral.
B. The uses and benefits of Lemon Oil:
There are a number of benefits one can gain from using this essential oil. However, one should also consider the adverse reactions or side effects reported from its use:
This oil possesses a curative property that when used helps in relaxing the nerves, and thereby serving as an anti-anxiety agent.
This oil when used also serves as a “carminative” by helping in resolving the issue of gas formation i.e. flatulence within the gastrointestinal system.
This oil also consists of “antiseptic” property and thereby functions by destroying disease causing microbes and helps in the treatment of internal as well as external wounds.
This oil also serves as a “hypnotic” when used by inducing sleep especially within individuals suffering from “insomnia”.
This oil when used serves as a “digestive” when used by maintaining normal digestion via the stimulation of gastric juices and bile into the GI tract.
C. The adverse effects of Lemon Oil:
There are a couple of adverse effects that could occur on using this essential oil. They are as follows;
- The use of this oil could lead to skin irritation especially in those individuals who have sensitive skin.
- This oil usage can severely affect pregnancy, and hence pregnant women must avoid using it.