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Lemon (Citrus limon)

What is Lemon? The lemon is native to Asia and is questionable as to whether it was China or India where it originated. Ayurvedic medicine has been using lemon essential oil for over 1,000 years to treat a wide spectrum of health conditions. It is used for culinary and non-culinary purposes throughout the world. Like other citrus …

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Lemon Balm flower

Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)

Lemon balm originated in the Mediterranean Region and is used in a variety of balms because of its soothing properties. The oils are extracted by steam distillation of the leaves and flowers. Lemon balm oil was used in traditional medicine to treat insomnia, anxiety, migraines, hypotension, diabetes, herpes and dementia.     Aroma Fresh, sweet and …

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Lemongrass ( Cymbopagon flexuosus)

What is Lemongrass? Lemongrass is originally from India and Sri Lanka. It is an important medicinal and culinary herb in South and Central America, South East Asia, and the Caribbean, it is widely known as “fever grass.” India’s Ayurvedic medical tradition, for instance, has long used it to treat cholera and fevers. Lemongrass is best …

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Lime Oil

Lime (Citrus Aurantifolia)

What is Lime Oil? Lime is originally from Asia and is now cultivated in most warm countries. It was known in ancient India and China as a powerful remedy for cleansing the aura and restoring confidence. The essential oil of lime is extracted by cold compression of fresh lime peels or by steam distillation of …

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Lavender (Lavandula angustfolia)

What is Lavender? The use of lavender has been recorded for more than 2,500 years. Egyptians, Phoenicians and the people of Arabia used lavender as a perfume — and also for mummification, by wrapping the dead in lavender-dipped shrouds. In ancient Greece, lavender was called “nardus,” “nard,” or “spikenard” (named for the Syrian city of Naarda) and was …

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