Lemon

 

Common names:

  • Lemon

 

Essential components:

  • Limonene

 

Properties:

  • Antibacterial
  • Antiviral

 

Summary:

  • Lemon is a multifaceted herb that is commonly used in powerful cleaning products because of an antibacterial molecule called limonene. This fruit is abundant in Vitamin C, which is known to prevent and kill various strains of viruses and provide effective astringent effects on the body. 

 

Uses:

  • Essential oil
  • Herbal Tea
  • Food

 

Precautions:

  • Dilute lemon oil with a carrier oil because it can cause skin irritation, especially if the area is susceptible to prolonged sun exposure.