The benefits of lemon oil revolve around uplifting the spirits, promoting well-being and improving immune function. Enjoy the scent of lemon oil with helpful information from a nutrition consultant and clinical herbalist in this free video on alternative medicine.
Hi, my name is Charlotte Skiles. I'm a clinical herbalist and nutrition consultant with Eat in Peace Wellness Consulting located in Austin, Texas, and today I'm going to be talking to you about the benefits of lemon oil. And lemon oil is lovely. Basically, it uplifts the spirits and promotes well being, and it's great for immune function. One of my favorite things to do when I'm in the kitchen cooking is to, if I've cooked with a lemon, put it down my garbage disposal and turn that garbage disposal on, and you get a lovely whiff of lemon oil in your kitchen, it refreshens you immediately. So you can feel this about lemon oil, and it takes three thousand, I just thought this was fascinating, it takes three thousand lemons to make a kilo of lemon oil. So as far as more detailed health benefits, essential oils in general, because of their small molecular structure, they go through the nasal passages and, and pass, you know, communicate to the nervous system very quickly. That's what makes them be able to shift the nervous system so quickly. So, in terms of promoting well being of the body, that's essential, because if you're in a stressed state, and you smell an oil like lemon, it has the, the inclination to shift the nervous system from a sympathetic dominate state, to a more para-sympathetic dominate state. So from stress to relaxation. And with that, you get a clear mind, because stress can jumble up our thoughts to a certain degree. So lemon oil can be great for that, and in that shifting of the system, you also get immune supportive benefits. And so those are some of the benefits of lemon oil. You can cook with it as well, it's a great flavoring agent for certain dishes. Maybe when you're cooking vegetables, or making a salad dressing. But most importantly, you can just sit back and enjoy the scent, maybe infuse it in your home, wear it behind your ears is a nice, is a nice way to do it. And that's what I have to say about the benefits of lemon oil.