Article by Kaniz F. Shah

Botanical Name: Citrus.limon
English Name:  lemon
Hindi Name:  nimbu
Popular Name(s): lemon, nimbu
Kingdom: Plantae
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Species: c. limon
Parts Used: Leaves, Flower, Oil, Seed
Habitat: India, Pakistan
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Best essential oil for objectivity

Psychological Properties:

      refreshes, energizes, promotes mental clarity & ability to concentrate, uplifts & relieves mild depression.

Subtle Properties:

      promotes objectivity, mental clarity, ability to focus, clears emotional confusion and understanding, helps alleviate fear

Associated with:

      archangel Uriel & giraffe






Plant Description:

The lemon is a small evergreen tree native to Asia. The juice and rind of this round, yellow fruit is used throughout the world in cooking and medicine. It has a distinctive sour taste and is a rich source of citric acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, pectin, and flavonoids. The juice of the lemon is about 5% to 6% citric acid, which gives lemons a sour taste, which makes it ideal for drinks like lemonade.

Lemon Juice Benefits for Hair:

Being renowned for its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial qualities it is optimal for fighting scalp infections. Lemon can either be used alone or it can be mixed with other natural ingredients so as to supplement the overall nourishment being topically offered to the hair.

Benefits of lemon juice for the hair:

Lemon oil is equally beneficial for hair care as it helps to get rid of dandruff. It also adds luster and sheen to dull and limp hair.

    • dandruff control:

      Lemon juice helps remove and prevent dandruff
    • Lemon juice:

      is great for oily skin and scalp. It helps reduce excess sebum secretion which makes the scalp oily and causes the pores to clog.
    • Hair Growth:

      It stimulates hair growth.
    • Natural Hair Bleach:

      It helps lighten the hair and works as a natural bleaching agent.
    • Hair Shine:

      It makes the hair shiner
    • Infection Control:

      It helps fight scalp infections and germs.
    • Reduce Damage:

      It reduces the after effects of using chemical products and damage due to pollution.

Benefits for the Skin:

The acids in lemon juice and lemon oil can be irritating to the skin. It is best to dilute lemon juice in water and lemon oil in another oil before using. The oil can also be used in creams, shampoos, lotions, masks, etc.

  • Kills germs:

    The antibacterial properties and low pH of lemon kills germs and makes it perfect for beauty and personal care.
  • Lightens and brightens the skin:

    Used as a spot treatment, it can help lighten hyperpigmentation, scars and age spots. Lemon oil is brightens the complexion and makes dry and dull skin look more radiant.
  • Oily and acne skin:

    This oil has natural antibacterial and astringent properties, which make it helpful in combatting pimples, acne and future breakouts. Lemon oil is especially beneficial for oily skin because it minimizes the production of excess sebum. It also reduces the frequency and severity of blackheads.
  • Exfoliates the skin:

    Lemon juice is a natural exfoliant since the citric acid acts as a gentle "skin peel" that removes the top layer of dead skin cells. This results in a smooth complexion when used regularly.


This article is for informational purpose only. Lemon is not a treatment for any disease or condition. It is generally safe when used on the skin or hair, but to ensure safety, it is best to do an allergy test. Consult your doctor before using for medical purposes.


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