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Lemon benefits. Medicinal properties

Lemon Benefits. Uses and medicinal properties of lemon tree. Scientific name. Content. Natural Remedies.

Lemon tree characteristics

lemon tree benefits
lemon fruit

Scientific name: Citrus limon (L.)

Burm fBotanical family: Rutaceae


The lemon is a small tree with irregular branches armed with thick spines, stiff and sharp. Leaves of 5 to 7.5 cm long. White flowers 2 cm long. Fruit round from 3 to 6 cm, greenish yellow, with plenty of acid pulp, small white seeds shaped oval.


Lemon is originally from India and was brought to America by Columbus from his second voyage.

Medicinal Properties of Lemon. Health Benefits

Among the health benefits of lemon highlights its value as anticatarrhal, benefits blood circulation, capillary protector, antihypertensive, antispasmodic, diuretic, applied to the skin and mucous membranes is antibacterial and antifungal.

Content of lemon

Essential oil of complex composition: limonene, pinene, citral, citronellal, terpineol, camphene, phellandrene, coumarins, flavonoids, vitamin C, carotenoids, mucilages, calcium oxalate. Abundant pectin, sugar, citric acid, malic acid, flavonoids.

Uses of lemon

lemon flowers
lemon flowers

Lemon juice is used in topical application for healing wounds, herpes and other skin conditions.

The boiled lemonade is used against colds and as sweat increaser. The lemon juice in water is used against dyspepsia alkaline and pure juice against catarrhal angina.


The compress of juice applied to the upper stomach stops the vomiting. It´s also used against chronic obstructions of liver and spleen.


Methods of preparation: Boil for 5 minutes 5-12 g of fresh lemon leaves or the bark of fruit. Drinking 300-500 ml per day divided in 2-3 doses. The same decoction is applied topically to the affected parts 2-3 times a day.


Lemon seeds boiled in cow milk have vermicide effect. The fruit is used in cooking and soft drinks. For stabilizing the blood pressure must be taken the juice of 2 lemons in a glass of water, 2 or 3 times a day.


The essential oil or those parts of lemon plant that contain it, can cause dermatitis. Do not expose to sun the body parts treated with products of this plant. Topically not be used for more than 3 weeks.

REMEMBER to always consult your doctor before combining natural products with any other treatment.


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Comments: 7
  • #1

    august201208 (Sunday, 23 June 2013 16:27)

    how to use lemon leaves & what is that uses

  • #2

    NAMRATA (Friday, 29 November 2013 06:10)

    L0VE IT

  • #3

    Renee (Sunday, 13 April 2014 15:40)

    When you mention boiling the leaves or bark of fruit... Do you mean the bark from the tree or the skin and rind on the lemon?

  • #4

    medicinal-plants-pharmacognosy (Tuesday, 15 April 2014 14:40)

    The lemon skin contains the bitter principles which have therapeutic properties, therefore we refer to boil the skin of the fruit.
    Best regards

  • #5

    nivedita (Monday, 04 July 2016 20:25)

    I love it very much. When i read it it tell me very new things

  • #6

    Alessia (Sunday, 23 October 2016 17:33)

    What is dyspepsia alkaline?

  • #7

    Alessia Hudson (Sunday, 23 October 2016 17:48)

    Its awesome.

Lemon Benefits. Uses and medicinal properties of lemon tree. Scientific name. Content. Natural Remedies.