This evergreen tree grows up to about 6 meters (20 feet) and has dark green serrated oval leaves with pink/white flowers that are highly perfumed.
Constituents & Specifications :
Lemon oil has various chemical compounds that include Limonene, Citral, Geranial, Citronellyl Acetate, Pinene, carotene and pectin.
Specific Gravity : 0.84900 to 0.85500 @ 25°C
Refractive Index : 1.47200 to 1.47400 @ 20°C
It is anti-viral, antitoxic, adaptogen, antifungal, antiseptic, antisclerotic, bactericidal, cicatrizant, insecticidal, diuretic, diaphoretic, febrifuge, vermifuge, hemostatic, hypotensive, vasoconstrictor and decongestant,
Benefits & Uses :
It is highly detoxifying and energizing and also fresh and zesty.
It works like general tonic, infections, detoxification, general fatigue, obesity, balances sebum, acne, oils, warts. It further enhances the shine and growth of hair and nails.
It reduces physical exhaustion, digestion, rheumatism, arthritis, colds, flu and all respiratory disorders. It is also used for clearing skin problems related to acne, greasy skin, removing dead skin cells and easing painful cold sores.
Black pepper is used in blending other essential oils. Used alogwith other essential oils in perfumery.
It has high value in flavorings & fragrances industries.