Commonly referred to as Lemon, the yellow fruit is grown on small trees in the Mediterranean.
- In cosmetics: Body Oil Starter Kit, Citrus Creamy Body Wash, Citrus Deodorant, Citrus Deodorant – Small, Citrus Refreshing Body Oil, Indulgent Body Lotion Kit
- In Salads, soups, juices as a refining toner
- Lemon is used to treat scurvy, a condition caused by not having enough vitamin C. Lemon is also used for the common cold and flu, H1N1 (swine) flu, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), Meniere’s disease, and kidney stones. It is also used to aid digestion, reduce pain and swelling (inflammation), improve the function of blood vessels, and increase urination to reduce fluid retention.
- In foods, lemon is used as a food and flavoring ingredient.
- Lemon contains antioxidants called bioflavonoids. Researchers think these bioflavonoids are responsible for the health benefits of lemon.
- Lemon is safe in food amounts and may be safe in higher medicinal amounts. The side effects of higher amounts of lemon are not known.
Applying lemon to the skin may increase the chance of sunburn, especially in light-skinned people
- We currently have no information for Medica limonum Interactions. Please talk to your doctor.
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