Botanical name: Citrus limon Habitat: East Asian origin, naturalized in the Mediterranean area
Plant parts used: fruit’s epicarp Active ingredients and nutrients: essential oil consisting of limonene, β-pinene, ɣ-terpinene, monoterpenic aldehydes (geranium, neral, citronellal) and aliphatic (nonal, ottonal)
Therapeutic properties: Lemon essential oil is a panacea for various problems. As far as the digestive system is concerned, it is an excellent stomachic, as well as an excellent carminative and vermifuge. It stimulates the functions of pancreas and liver. It neutralizes gastric acidity, giving relief in case of problems with gastric reflux or hyperacidity.