doTerra's Lemon Essential Oil is one of the Top Ten Oils a family should not be without and is included in our Family Physician Kit. You can take it internally, apply topically, and also diffuse. Lemon covers many needs: It is known as an antidepressant, antiseptic, anti fungal, antioxidant, antiviral, astringent, invigorating, and a refreshing oil.
Lemon also helps in the formation of white and red blood cells, leukocyte formation (immune system warrior cells). It is helpful in treating anemia, asthma, colds, fever, gout, heartburn, intestinal parasites, rheumatism, sore throats and infections, ureter infections, varicose veins, and anxiety. Lemon Oil is also really good regulating blood pressure, it helps ease and clear up cold sores, dissolves cellulite, good for debility, digestive problems, and enhancing energy. Lemon oil also helps alleviate gallstones, it is liver and lymphatic system cleansing and beneficial for nervous conditions, respiratory problems, muscular aches and pains, and memory improvement.
As a culinary treat lemon oil can also be added to cake batters, frostings, chicken dishes, and anything else you can think of! It makes a wonderful addition to vanilla ice cream, souffles, and smoothies, too.
There are many clinical studies with supportive data regarding the successful treatment of anxiety and the conditions noted above, mostly due to its high content of d-Limonene, a powerful natural terpenine that is helpful in inhibiting the accumulation of toxins, while also helping to discharge existing ones from the liver and kidneys. Taken with plenty of fresh water daily, a drop or two of doTERRA’s pure therapeutic-grade lemon oil each time you drink is a great way to keep your system flushed and hydrated.