Description for: Dried Lemon Peel
Latin Name: Citrus limon
Common Names: Lemon Peel
For naturally fragrant potpourri, herbal steams, pillows, sachets, cosmetics and more.
Not sold for internal use.
Available in 6 oz or 16 oz bags.
Lemon Peel is derived from the fruit of Citrus limon which is cultivated in warmer climates across the globe and also known the common lemon. Lemon Peel has been used an herbal remedy to treat colic and upset stomach.
Organic Lemon Peel, while not tasty on its own, is frequently used more often in medicinal preparations than you previously thought. Lemon peel contains a great amount of calcium, phosphorus, potassium, ascorbic acid and vitamin A, as well as volatile oil and hesperidin.
In Africa, Lemon Peel is a treatment for colic, and in India, a way to treat an upset stomach. The British Pharmacopoeia lists Citrus limon, Lemon Peel, as an aromatic for use as an fragrance and a flavor enhancer.
The constituents of Citrus limon reduce the permeability of blood vessels, especially of capillaries, which has led to its extracts being commonly included in remedies for phlebitis. Some recent studies show that it effectively prevents individuals from developing abnormal growths on their skin. Lemon Peel also has shown prevention efficacy of abnormal growths of the breast and colon.
The most promising use of Lemon Peel discovered in recent research shows that this herb may possibly reduce the occurrence of squamous cell skin melanoma – more research on this topic is needed to reach any conclusion of on lemon peel’s efficacy.