Lemon (Citrus limonum)
Scent: Similar to lemon rinds, more concentrated.
Properties: Anti-anemic, antimicrobial, anti-rheumatic, anti-sclerotic, antiseptic, bactericidal, carminative, cicatrisant, depurative, diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, haemostatic, hypotensive, insecticidal, rubefacient, tonic and vermifuge.
Cautions: Non-toxic, but may cause skin irritation in some. Phototoxic and should be avoided prior to exposure to direct sunlight. Avoid during pregnancy.
Disclaimer: Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy.