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 Lime Essential Oil uses - Aromatherapy- Lime

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Oil Name:Lime
Note:Top
Parts of plant used:Fruit peel
Botanical Name:Citrus Aurantifolia 
Aroma:Tangy bitter-sweet, sharp and lingering 

Lime Essential Oil:

The best Lime Essential Oil is hand expressed. Limes are cultivated in most tropical regions, starting in the West Indies originally for the juice and fresh fruit, only later for the oil that is extensively used in the perfume industry and to flavor soft drinks.

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Lime Essential Oil Properties and Uses:

FebrifugeDigestive TonicRheumatism
Oily skinWound healingAntiseptic
AntiviralAstringentAntibacterial

Lime Essential Oil Constituents:

Limonene: Limonene has been studied for the anti-tumour effect noticed in mice. Herbalists often prescribe herbs with this constituent as an antioxidant and cancer or tumour inhibitor although there is evidence that these properties are volatile and may be lost as a result of processing of the herb. Limonene also has antiviral properties.

 

Pinene: Commonly found in Oil of Turpentine extracted from Pinus specie trees, pinene (alpha-pinene and beta-pinene) is also widely distributed in other plants. It is used for Rheumatism as a liniment but is best known by Aromatherapists and a tonic of the mucus membranes of the respiratory system. Pinene is also important for its pleasant fragrance and is believed to have diuretic properties by many.

 

Sabinene: No current data available

 

Beta-bisabolene: No current data available

 

Bergamotene: No current data available

 

Terpinolene: No current data available

 

Citral: A Monoterpene Aldehyde consisting of isomers geranial and neral which combined are known as Citral.

Citral has sedative, antiviral and antibacterial effects.

Aldehydes: Aldehydes are a class of highly reactive chemical compounds that are intermediate between acids and alcohols, containing less hydrogen than alcohols and less oxygen than acids.
Aldehydes are mostly irritants and can cause skin irritation in even when diluted. Monoterpene Aldehydes are geranial, citronellal, citral (which is responsible for the sharp distinctive citric smell) while Cyclic Aldehydes are also known as aromatic Aldehydes have far more cloying and sweet smells like Cinnamic Aldehyde and Benzaldehyde, which are Cyclic Aldehydes, widely used in the perfume industry.
If ingested aldehydes are very irritant to the gastrointestinal tract, causing nausea and diarrhoea.

For further detail see specific aldehydes:
Geranial
Citronellal
Neral
Citral
Cinnamic Aldehyde
Benzaldehyde

 

 

 

Linanool: Linalool one of the terpene alcohols is widely distributed in the plant kingdom. Linalool has strong effects on the nervous system and is therefore widely used by aroma therapists and herbologists as a sedative, spasmolytic and local anaesthetic. It is also used against many skin complaints, mostly in the form of tea tree oil.

 

 
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