Lemon essential oil is good for the immune system, enhancing the immune system. In addition, it has antibacterial properties that can help protect the body from infection.
The scientific name is Citrus limonia Osbeck (Citrus medica L. subsp .limon Lour.), Belonging to the Rutaceae family.
The stem is small or smooth. The leaves are ovate or ovate, length 5.5-11 cm, width 3.5-6 cm, serrated leaves. Flowers are white, purple or redish purple. Flowers are alone or 2-3 flowers bunch. Small fruits are smooth and very sour.
Lemon essential oil is about 0.2-0.6%, mainly extracted from the outer peel
In addition to essential oils, lemon peel also contains flavonoids such as neohesperidosides, rutinosides, hesperetin, naringenin and 44 other flavone-glycosides, carotenoids, organic acids such as citric acides, malic, and the metabolites of Coumadins.
Lemon essential oil contains about 90% Limonene, Terpinene, Phellandrene and Pinenne; About 4-6% of aldehydes such as Citral, Citronellal, Geranyl acetate and sesquiterpenes.
Lemon essential oil is light yellow or greenish yellow. It has the same smell as fresh lemon peel
Lemon essential oil is good for the immune system, enhancing the immune system. In addition, it has antibacterial properties that can help protect the body from infection. Prevent colds, cough, reduce sore throat. Bacteria is affected by lemon essential oils include: Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella typhimurium and Micrococcus aureus.