Lime - Citrus Aurantifolia - Citrus
Blending Note: Top
Main Benefits: Vitamin C, Restore Energy, Increase Hunger and Appetite, Prevent Aging.
Treat Food Poisoning
Properties: Vitamin C, Antiseptic, Antiviral, Astringent, Aperitif, Bactericidal, Disinfectant,
Febrifuge, Hemostatic, Restorative, Tonic
Other Producers: Mexico, China, Argentina, Brazil
Allergy Warning: Lime Essential Oil is phototoxic. Avoid Sun light after the use of lime.
Although the precise origin is uncertain, limes are believed to have first grown in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, then were transported to the Mediterranean region and northern Africa around 1000. To prevent scurvy during the 19th century, British sailors were issued a daily allowance of citrus, such as lemon, and later switched to lime.
The use of citrus was initially a closely guarded military secret, as scurvy was a common scourge of various national navies, and the ability to remain at sea for lengthy periods without contracting the disorder was a huge benefit for the military. The British sailor thus acquired the nickname, Limey because of their usage of limes. In 2013, the total world production of lemons and limes was 15.42 million tons, with India leading production of 2.52 million tons. Lime essential oil is well known in folklore for its ability to cleanse, purify and renew the spirit and the mind. It is also said to be effective in cleansing the aura.
Lime is a hybrid citrus fruit, which is typically round, lime green, 3–6 centimeters in diameter, and containing acidic juice vesicles. There are several species of citrus trees whose fruits are called limes, including the Key lime, Persian lime, kaffir lime and desert lime. Limes are an excellent source of vitamin C and are often used to accent the flavors of foods and beverages. They are grown year-round.
Plants with fruit called "limes" have diverse genetic origins. Limes have higher contents of sugars and acids than do lemons Lime essential oil are extracted by Cold Press. The peel is being used for extraction. The colour of the oil is light green with a hint of orange/Yellow. The consistency is thin and the strength is medium. The aroma is fresh, citrusy, sweet and slightly tart. Lime Essential Oil is amongst the most affordable of essential oils and is routinely used for its energizing.
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