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Lime Oil Health Benefits

Limes are a good source of vitamin C, and are often used to accent the flavours of foods and beverages. Lime oil can be extracted by expression or by distillation, the peel of the unripe skin by cold expression or the peel or the whole ripe fruit by steam distillation.

 

Lime can be used to fight against both bacterial and viral infection as well as digestive issues. Skin wise, lime is a natural remedy for acne and herpes as well as having the ability to tightening the skin making it useful for aging, skin tightening after weight loss and stretch marks.

 

Originally from Asia, it is now cultivated in most warm countries, especially Italy, the West Indies and the Americas.

 

When applied externally as an antiseptic Lime oil helps to heal from infections as well as prevent them.  It has been shown to prevent tetanus. 

 

Internally taken, it effectively helps treat infections of throat, mouth, colon, stomach, intestines and urinary system, sores, gangrene, psoriasis, ulcers, rashes, carbuncles and such problems.

 

It can also effectively treat viral infection of the respiratory system such as bronchitis. This oil serves as a restorative by restoring health and strength. This is quite similar to the effect of a tonic.

 

It can be helpful for arthritis, rheumatism and poor circulation, as well as for obesity and cellulite and has an astringent and toning action to clear oily skin and acne, and also helps with herpes, insect bites and cuts.

 

Lime oil can be used as a massage oil or diluted in the bath, to help with painful muscles and joints, respiratory problems and cellulite, as well as when colds and flu strike.

 

Lime oil may help regulate blood pressure, especially due to stress. Consider adding it to shampoos, baths, lotion, or a drop in each glass of water. Lime essential oil makes a great addition to a beauty routine.

 

Try mixing 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 drop of coconut oil, 1 drop of lime oil and just enough water to make a paste and use as a face scrub to revitalize the skin.

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