Cleansing, spiritual opening, purification, and removal of blockages.
Add lemon peel to love sachets and mixtures.
Soak peel in water and use the mixture as a wash for magickal objects to remove unwanted negativity, especially for objects received second-hand.
Use an infusion of lemon to induce lust.
Also Called: Citronnier, Neemoo, Leemoo, Limone, Limoun
The fruit is rich in vitamin C which helps the body to fight off infections and also to prevent or treat scurvy.
Applied locally, the juice is a good astringent and is used as a gargle for sore throats etc.
Lemon juice is also a very effective bactericide.
It is also a good antiperiodic and has been used as a substitute for quinine in treating malaria and other fevers.
Although the fruit is very acid, once eaten it has an alkalizing effect upon the body.
This makes it useful in the treatment of rheumatic conditions.
The skin of the ripe fruit is carminative and stomachic.
The essential oil from the skin of the fruit is strongly rubefacient and when taken internally in small doses has stimulating and carminative properties.
The stem bark is bitter, stomachic and tonic.
An essential oil from the fruit rind is used in aromatherapy.
They are rich in vitamin C, bioflavonoids, acids and volatile oils.
They also contain coumarins such as bergapten which sensitizes the skin to sunlight.
Bergapten is sometimes added to tanning preparations since it promotes pigmentation in the skin, though it can cause dermatitis or allergic responses in some people.
The bioflavonoids in the fruit help to strengthen the inner lining of blood vessels, especially veins and capillaries, and help counter varicose veins and easy bruising.