Lemon Essential Oil

  • Botanical Name: Citrus limon
  • Alternative Names: Cedro oil
  • Botanical Family: Rutaceae
  • Primary Constituent: d-limonene
  • Other Main Constituents: Beta-pinene, Alpha pinene, Terpinene
  • Distillation Method: Cold Pressed
  • Plant Part: Peel

Citrus lemon essential oil: chemical composition, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities with its preservative effect against Listeria monocytogenes inoculated in minced beef meat

Ben Hsouna A, Ben Halima N, Smaoui S, Hamdi N Lipids in Health and Disease, 2017 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Lemon (Citrus limon) is a flowing plant belonging to the Rutaceae family. Citrus plants constitute one of the main valuable sources of essential oil used in foods and medicinal purposes. METHODS: In this study, we assessed chemical composition, antioxidant… Read more »

Aromatherapy and Essential Oils (PDQ®): Health Professional Version

PDQ Integrative, Alternative, and Complementary Therapies Editorial Board PDQ Cancer Information Summaries, 2017 EXCERPT: This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the use of aromatherapy and essential oils in the treatment of people with cancer. It is intended as a resource to inform and assist clinicians who care for cancer… Read more »

Aroma oil therapy in palliative care: a pilot study with physiological parameters in conscious as well as unconscious patients

Goepfert M, Liebl P, Herth N, Ciarlo G, Buentzel J, Huebner J Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology, 2017 ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: The aim of this pilot study is to analyze the reactions of healthy test persons and conscious as well as unconscious palliative patients to aroma stimuli. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a randomized controlled study,… Read more »

Essential oils and their constituents as anticancer agents: a mechanistic view

Gautam N, Mantha AK, Mittal S BioMed Research International, 2014 ABSTRACT: Exploring natural plant products as an option to find new chemical entities as anticancer agents is one of the fastest growing areas of research. Recently, in the last decade, essential oils (EOs) have been under study for their use in cancer therapy and the… Read more »

Composition of Volatile Oil and Methanolic Extract of Jordanian Melissa Officinals L. and Actions Againsthuman Cancer Cell Lines

Barakat SA, Hudaib M, EL-asadand N, Burns DT Oriental Journal of Chemistry, 2016 ABSTRACT: The essential oil of Jordanian  Melissa officinalis L. were obtained by hydro-distillation and analyzed by Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry. Components representing 96.40%  of the total oil were identified. The methanolic extract and the volatile oil of Melissa officinalisL, were tested… Read more »

Combined non-adaptive light and smell stimuli lowered blood pressure, reduced heart rate and reduced negative affect

Dong S, Jacob TJ Physiology & behavior, 2016 ABSTRACT: Bright light therapy has been shown to have a positive impact on seasonal affective disorder (SAD), depression and anxiety. Smell has also has been shown to have effects on mood, stress, anxiety and depression. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of the… Read more »

Linalool and beta-pinene exert their antidepressant-like activity through the monoaminergic pathway

Guzmán-Gutiérrez SL, Bonilla-Jaime H, Gómez-Cansino R, Reyes-Chilpa R. Life Sciences, 2015 ABSTRACT: AIMS: Linalool and β-pinene are two volatile monoterpenes that possess antidepressant-like activity. These are components of many aromatic plants used in folk medicine around the world to relieve anxiety and depression. In this contribution, we focused on examining the mechanism of action of… Read more »