Gentle, the fabulously beautiful aroma of lemon blossoms turns the house into an oasis of paradise, creating a tropical summer atmosphere, even if outside the window is below zero and snow is falling. Cheerful sunny color hanging on a branch of ripe lemons involuntarily causes a smile even in the worst weather..
No problem, if the lemon tree is not yet growing on your windowsill, summer holiday is easy to create, just light the aroma lamp with lemon essential oil! Inhaling the vapors of lemon oil is not only pleasant, but also very very helpful.!
Lemon essential oil has a wide range of medicinal properties.. In southern Europe, in particular, in Spain, this oil is called a universal medicine and is used to treat many diseases..
Being one of the strongest natural antiseptics, lemon essential oil in a vapor state destroys almost all types of pathogens. For Example, neutralizes meningococcus 15 minutes, destroys typhoid fever in less than an hour, with pneumococcus, lemon essential oil vapors cope with 1-3 o'clock, defeat staphylococcus aureus 2 o'clock, a hemolytic streptococcus – for 3-12 hours.
It is very useful to fumigate the room with lemon essential oil during epidemics., including influenza epidemics. Fumigation is carried out using aroma lamps., adding a tablespoon of water 5-8 drops of oil.
Inhalations with lemon essential oil effectively help to cope with a cold, anginoi, bronchitis, SARS and influenza. For inhalation, add to hot water 3-5 drops of vegetable oil and breathe deeply in vapors during 3-7 minutes. Lemon oil is also an effective antipyretic..
A few drops of lemon essential oil (from 3 to 5) can be taken orally with sugar or a teaspoon of honey for various infectious diseases, incl. malaria, pulmonary and bone tuberculosis, jaundice, dysentery and other intestinal infections, accompanied by vomiting and diarrhea. Lemon oil is also used for various disorders of the digestive system and constipation.. When ingested, this oil is effective in expelling intestinal parasites..
It should be remembered, that undiluted essential oil should not be taken orally!
Lemon oil acts as an effective antiseptic, hemostatic and healing remedy for scratches and wounds, including those infected. This oil is excellent for herpes.. Lemon oil is often used as an antidote for insect bites., it can soothe itching at the site of the bite.
Lemon essential oil is an excellent remedy for cardiovascular diseases. It tones the heart, cleanses the blood and reduces its increased viscosity, reduces blood pressure, helps with varicose veins, phlebitis and vascular fragility.
Vapors of lemon oil have a beneficial effect on the psyche. It's invigorating, refreshing agent, performance-enhancing, eliminates fatigue, irritability and the effects of stress, which contributes to the release of depression and the formation of an optimistic mood. Lemon oil is good for headaches and migraines..
Lemon essential oil has a particularly beneficial effect on the skin.. It is used to prevent the appearance of wrinkles or smooth them out., brightening the skin of the face, elimination of freckles and age spots, oily skin and acne treatment, softening the skin of the hands, fortifications, elimination of brittleness and whitening of nails. Pure essential oil can be applied to the skin, as its components may cause irritation. Therefore, for cosmetic purposes, lemon oil is added to a face or hand cream or a mask in the calculation. 5 drops to 10 g base.
Lemon essential oil should especially appeal to blondes., as they contribute to lightening hair and giving it shine and a platinum shade. Oil is added to shampoo or conditioner per 5 drops to 10 g carrier. Lemon oil also helps reduce oily hair..
Rubbing with lemon essential oil is used to treat rheumatism, gout and arthritis.
Massage with lemon oil is an excellent remedy for cellulite and obesity.. When rubbing and massage, you need to mix 4-5 drops of essential oil with 10 g base, i.e. any massage oil (almond, avocado, jojoba, wheat germ oils, apricot oils, peach or grape seeds).
Baths with lemon oil have a particularly effective healing effect., since the substances contained in the oil quickly penetrate into the body through almost the entire skin. Aromatic baths help with problems of the digestive system, infectious diseases, Flu, obesity, rheumatism. They are also used as a tonic for fatigue., stress, depression. The oil concentration is 5 drops in bath.
Contraindication to the use of lemon essential oil is hypotension. Before leaving home on a sunny day or at the beach, applying lemon oil to the skin is not recommended.
The oil contains components of furanocoumarins, that increase the sensitivity of the skin to ultraviolet radiation, causing sunburn.
In some cases, ordinary lemon juice or lemonade made from freshly squeezed juice can replace the essential oil of lemon.. To make this drink 1/2 cups of sweetened water add the juice of one lemon. Everyone knows about the high content of vitamin C in lemons..
It should be mentioned, that lemons are a valuable source of other essential substances, in particular B vitamins, vitamins A and PP, as well as carotene, Potassium, gland, manganese, silicon dioxide, phosphorus and copper.
Golden fragrant lemon and its essential oil should be constant companions of life., especially in autumn and winter!