Lemon

Description : The lemon (Citrus × limon) is a species of small evergreen tree native to Asia.

The tree’s ellipsoidal yellow fruit is used for culinary and non-culinary purposes throughout the world, primarily for its juice, which has both culinary and cleaning uses. The pulp and rind (zest) are also used in cooking and baking. The juice of the lemon is about 5% to 6% citric acid, which gives a sour taste. The distinctive sour taste of lemon juice makes it a key ingredient in drinks and foods such as lemonade and lemon meringue pie

Lemons, scientifically known as Citrus limon, are more commonly known as the fruit that evokes images of sunshine and the sweet smiles of children standing roadside at their homemade lemonade stands.

Lemons are oval in shape and feature a yellow, texturized outer peel. Like other citrus fruits, their inner flesh is encased in segments, with the average lemon having eight to ten.

While most lemons are tart, acidic and astringent, they are also surprisingly refreshing. The two main types of sour lemons are the Eureka and the Lisbon. The Eureka generally has more texturized skin, a short neck at one end and a few seeds, while the Lisbon has smoother skin, no neck and is generally seedless. In addition to these sour lemons, there are also some varieties that are sweet in flavor. One notable example is the Meyer lemon that is becoming more popular in both markets and restaurants.

Uses : 

  • Clean Cutting Boards, Rolling Pins, Salad Bowls
  • Get Rid of Grease
  • Clean Plastic Containers
  • Overcome Odors
  • Easily Clean Graters
  • Polish Chrome and Stainless Steel
  • DIY Deodorant
  • Lighten Nails
  • Remove Armpit Stains from Clothes
  • Zap Mildew
  • Sanitize Jewelry
  • Replace Toxic Bleach
  • Lower Salt Intake
  • Prevent Sticky Rice
  • Preserve Food
  • Refresh Sad Lettuce
  • Wash Produce
  • Kill Weeds Naturally
  • Revive Hardened Paintbrushes
  • Repel Ants and Other Pests

 

Health Benefits :

  • Indigestion and Constipation
  • Fever
  • Dental Care
  • Hair Care
  • Skin Care
  • Burns
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Weight Loss
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Cholera
  • Foot Relaxation
  • Rheumatism
  • Corns
  • Throat Infections
  • High Blood Pressure

Essential Oil

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LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL
PRODUCT CODE: EO/LE/529
BOTANICAL NAME CITRUS LEMON
DESCRIPTION CLEAR PALE GREENISH -YELLOW COLOUR LIQUID WITH FRESH SWEET CIRRUSY, LIKE RIPE LEMON -PEEL ODOUR.
SOURCE BY THE STEAM DISTILLATION FROM THE LEAVES & FLOWERS OF THE PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS / ODORATISSIMUS
SP.GRAVITY AT 25&degC / 25&degC 0.8824 TO 0.8966
OPT. ROTATION +56&deg TO +66&deg
REF. INDEX 1.474 TO 1.478 AT 20&degC
OPT.ROTATION +56&deg TO +66&deg
MAIN CONSTITUENTS TERPINENE 8%, PINENE 10-15%, LIMONENE 60-75%
ETHYL CINNAMATE 10%
ACID VALUE 1.5 MAX
SOLUBILITY ABOUT 1% IN PROPYLENE GLYCOL.
USES USED FLAVOUR AND FRAGRANCES,COLOGNES AND FLORAL FRAGRANCES, CUSTARD, IN LEMOND LIKE FLAVOURS, ICE CREAM, CHEWING GUMS ETC.