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Lemon / Citrus limon


Family:

Rutaceae

Genus:

Citrus

Species:

limon

Folk / Common Names:

Citrus , Lemon , Lemun Hamedh , Lemun Tresh , Limon , Limonia ,Limonero , Miski .

Actions:

Antibacterial; Antiperiodic; Antiscorbutic; Astringent; Carminative;Liver tonic , Refrigerant; Rubefacient; Stimulant; Stomachic.

Part(s) Used:

The whole fruit

Constituents:

Vitamin C , Bio Flavonoids, Essential Oil containing - (about 2.5% of the peel), limonene (up to 70%), alpha-terpinene, alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, citral. Citric acid, coumarins, pottasium,Vitamins A , B1 , B2, B3,

Uses:

Lemon has an alkalising effect on the body, so in combination with Meadowsweet will help reduce overacidity in the stomach. It also acts as a tonic for the Liver and helps the pancreas. The bio flavonoids help to strengthen the capiliaries and viens and so it is useful in treating varicose veins. It is cooling to the system so is useful in Pitta conditions which are any inflammatory states. A combination of Lemon, Hibiscus Flowers, Rose petal and Chickweed tinctures is good inflammatory skin conditions.
The antiseptic property of the volatile oil and its bactericidal effects are also useful in the treatment of many disease states affecting the body.It helps treat arteriosclerosis and helps break down fat in the body.The Vitamin C in Lemon is useful in aiding the bodys resistance to viruses and I use it for colds and flus .
Lemon juice solutions have been shown to immobilize sperm in the laboratory.
Limonene has been shown to inhibit the Herpes virus and with long term use get rid of it from the body .

Majikal Uses:

Its powers are : Friendship, longevity, Love and purification. The juice is added to water to wash objects like jewelry etc to purify them. The dried flowers and peel are added to Love sachets . It is used to ensure fidelty in your partner and to ensure friendships will last. Lemon juice added to bath water at the full moon can be used for purificatioin before doing any ritual work.

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