Meyer Lemon is a citrus fruit native to China thought to be a cross between a lemon and either a mandarin or orange. The lemon was introduced into the United States by Frank Nicholas Meyer who brought a sample of the plant from China and the plant was named in his honor “Meyer Lemon.” It became popular in the culinary industry at the end of the 1990’s and continues to be popular in this field today.
The Meyer lemon is commonly grown in China as an ornamental tree, and it can grow up to 10 ft tall. The fruit, which is rounder than a typical lemon, comes from fragrant white flowers. The leaves of the Meyer lemon tree are dark green and shiny.
One of the unique characteristics of the Meyer lemon is that it contains a high acidic pH (between 2 and 3). This high acidity allows these lemons to be used as antibacterial and antiseptic cleaners.
Meyer Lemon Essential Oil
Meyer lemon essential oil is extracted by cold pressing the rind. It has been used in the perfume industry because of its wonderful, unique fragrance. For aromatherapy, it clears your mind – getting rid of any fogginess, refreshes you spiritually, and increases your energy level. Let’s not forget how effective it is in fighting hunger cravings making it great for weight loss.
Sweet, tangy and a hint of floral.
Antiseptic, antioxidant, antispasmodic, circulatory, antimicrobial, depurative, digestive, antifungal, sedative, stomachic and tonic.
Relieves congestion, boosts the immune system, improves circulation, detoxifies the blood, aids in digestion, helps the liver, stress reducer, promotes new cell growth, improves insomnia, protects against heart disease, and tones the skin.
Other citrus oils, bergamot, chamomile, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, frankincense, juniper, lavender, nutmeg, and tea tree oils.