Lemon oil stimulates the centers of the amygdala and the hippocampus (brain). In Japan, it was found that the rate of typing errors dropped by 54% when the room air was scented with lemon scent
Japanese researchers have found with the help of the EEG (electroencephalogram) that lemon oil and bergamot oil cause changes in the brain waves. Similar to those known from nitrazepam (sedatives). These oils are therefore suitable aids for mental relaxation
Lemon oil is one of the essences with a particularly high germicidal effect. It is effective against meningococci, typhoid pathogens, pneumococci and staphylococci. Because of this effect, it is a cheap possibility for room air disinfection in hospitals, waiting rooms or rooms with „high public traffic“.
Works against herpes
phlebotonic and blood thinning for venous insufficiency, varicose veins and thrombosis
digestive and cholagogic: support for slight liver insufficiency, promotes bile drainage
Indigestion for digestive insufficiency
Litholytic: Embrocation for kidney- and gallstones
In the UK, for example, it is often used in the wards of cancer patients. It neutralizes the bad odors of decaying tissues – lifts the spirits of the often depressed and anxious patients
Since lemon scent is associated with cleanliness and freshness, it is not only
pleasant for sick people, but also makes handling easier for nursing staff and visitors.
Lemon essence stimulates the body’s own immune system via the white blood cells.
Lemon oil becomes astringent and antiseptic: stops bleeding and disinfects.
In the case of insect bites, it can soothe the itching, prevent swelling and disinfect at the same time (when scratching, pathogens can easily get into the wound)
In exceptional cases, it may be used pure for insect bites – otherwise not!
Reads old-fashioned, but they work very well. From my time in the hospital I only know the nasty cold calf compresses. If you have a high fever, they are particularly unpleasant – especially if they are “spiced up” with ice and alcohol. Then it feels more “comfortable” to have a fever!
Sensitive people or even children cannot be approached with it. But what is well tolerated – and actually helps just as well!: Use the calf packing at a temperature that is comfortable for the patient: with lukewarm water + lemon juice and squeezed lemon zest or 1-2 drops of essential oil dissolved in a carrier (e.g. salt, cream or honey). Oil.
If you overdose bath additives that contain lemon oil, it can easily lead to burning reddened skin
Skin treated with lemon oil should not be exposed to direct sunlight for a few hours.
The flavonoids in the lemon are of particular interest for cancer research: they have an anti-inflammatory effect, counteract uncontrolled cell proliferation and the formation of metastases. Various studies have shown that people who eat or drink citrus fruit frequently are less likely to develop cancer.
According to Korean researchers from Jeju National University School of Medicine, eating 100 grams of citrus fruits per day can reduce the risk of stomach cancer by as much as 40 percent. A comprehensive meta-analysis at China Medical University found that citrus fruits can significantly reduce the risk of esophageal cancer, which is one of the sixth deadliest cancers in the world
Lemons and other citrus fruits also benefit the brain. Flavonoids like hesperetin protect against free radicals, inflammation and neurotoxins, which play a key role in the development of dementia diseases like Alzheimer’s
Researchers from the National Research Center in Cairo compared the peels of tangerines, grapefruits and lemons and found that lemons have the highest polyphenol content and antioxidant potential of the three fruits.
Epidemiological studies concluded that regular consumption of citrus flavonoids reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. According to a study by Spanish researchers, this is due to the fact that these substances counteract oxidative stress and have a blood-thinning, blood circulation-promoting and vascular relaxing effect.