Mi limon, mi limonero...
Updated: May 4
The lemon tree is native to the vast steppe zone of Central Asia and Northern Himalayas. In this dry and sunny regions, the oasis inhabited by semi-nomadic tribes offered the best areas for crops of lemon tree thanks to the abundance of water. The neighboring countries, such as China, India and Persia, discovered the refreshing fruits of lemon and acquired the knowledge of their uses and crops. In the late 10th century Greek and Roman merchants brought them to the West, making the Mediterranean basin a large lemon tree farming area.
Lemon essential oil, one my favourites and paramount, is very rich in vitamin C and carotene, vitamin A and vitamin B. It's obtained by cold-pressing the external side of the pericarp or fruit zest. In order to get 1 kg of essential oil, 4000 lemons are required.
The benefits of lemon are endless, from a cosmetic point of view I will highlight it is a powerful astringent, antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-celulite. Wow how many anti, isn't? well there's more: anti-spot treatment, heals chapped lips and scars, enhances brittle nails and damaged hair. Extremely depurative, helps with liquid retention and fat excess. It's a marvellous allied fighting many skin conditions, been acne one of the best well known. It seems to me this is a MUST!
A glass of lemon juice contains less than 25 calories. It is a rich source of nutrients like calcium, potassium, vitamin C and pectin fibre. It also has medicinal values and antibacterial properties. It also contains traces of iron and vitamin A.
Lemon, a fruit popular for its therapeutic properties, helps maintain your immune system and thus, protects you from the clutches of most types of infections. It also plays the role of a blood purifier. Lemon is a fabulous antiseptic and lime-water juice also works wonders for people having heart problems, owing to its high potassium content. So, make it a part of your daily routine to drink a glass of warm lemon water in the morning and enjoy its health benefits.
Definitely, Lemon MUST be in our lives... If life gives you lemons... you're then the lucky one! Drink lemonade everyday.
Most of our products contain lemon essential oil due to its versatility and refreshing aroma.
Smart food for clever ladies!