Plant/part: Fruit/peel (source: usa/sicily )
Latin name: Citrus reticulata
Extraction: Cold expression
Aroma: Sweet, light and tangy.
Properties: Antiseptic, antispasmodic, cytophylactic, sedative, stomachic, tonic.
Effects the digestive system, dealing with all manner of gastric complaints like flatulence, diarrhoea, constipation as well as stimulating flow of bile, thus helping to digest fats. A ‘ tonic to the vascular system particularly the peripheral circulation which nourishes the veins and arteries in the extremities, therefore activating tired and aching limbs.
Chemical constituents: Citronellol, linalool (alcohols) , citral (aldehyde), cadinene (sesquiterpene), limonene (terpene).
Precautions: Warning: avoid use in sun.
Blends: Bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, lime, neroli, orange, rose.