Dried lemon peel has culinary, confectionery, medicinal and cosmetic applications. The British Pharmacopoeia lists Lemon Peel as an aromatic for use as an aroma and flavor enhancer. The lemon has been cultivated for about two thousand years. Lemon has become the most popular citrus fruit in the world and is cultivated in warmer climates across the globe. Though most people peel the Lemon and eat only the fruit, the Lemon Peel, is a medicinal rich part of the fruit.
Lemon peel has an immune-enhancing action, and is high in vitamin C, so is a useful aid in fighting winter coughs and colds. It is also calming to the stomach and settles flatulence, as a stomach tonic.
The bright beautiful colour and smell are uplifting and aid the lifting of low energy or depression.
Lemon is actually strengthening to the blood vessels and can relieve the discomfort of varicose veins, as well as gently stimulate the circulation.
In Africa, Lemon Peel is used to treat colic, and in India, Lemon Peel is used to treat upset stomach. Lemon is used in Ayurvedic medicine to tonify the liver.. New studies on a monoterpene found in Lemon Peel called "limonene" show that it very effectively prevents individuals from developing abnormal growths on their skin.
This is a safe herb for children, and it tastes very good.
Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon is good for clearing the mind, lifting exhaustion, recovering from a virus, healing the skin, detoxifying the body and invigorating the spirit.
This fruit is immensely popular for its therapeutic uses. The essential oil of lemon is seen as a cure all, it is anti-septic, anti-viral and anti-bacterial whilst the juice of a lemon is a great support to the body. Lemon is stimulating, cleansing and tonifying to all the bodily systems.
Lemon essential oil is thought to stimulate the immune system, helping the producing of the bug fighting blood cells, it is excellent for throat infections, coughs and flu, particularly in the case of mild infections.
Lemon is known to be good for the skin, the essential oil can treat warts and verrucas, as well as mouth ulcers and herpes (cold sores). It is also an astringent and rebalance an oily complexion.
Its indicated for use in digestive problems such as stomach bugs and bacterial infections.
Lemon essential oil also has an uplifting effect on the mood, its wonderful aroma brings the feeling of well-being and sunlight. Lemon can lift dark moods and bring back zest for life, it can also help the process of concentration and thinking clearly.
It is also good for the muscular skeletal system, as it is known to have a positive effect on arthritic joints.