We all know that lemons have many health benefits. They are very effective and helpful in improving your appearance and health.
Lemons have a fresh and tangy smell, which are reminiscent of the lemon ice and lemonade of summer. The scents of certain plants equates to measurable physiologic response, hence the use of aromatherapy.
Also, lemons have high vitamin A, B complex and C content, calcium, minerals, magnesium, potassium, manganese, copper and powerful antioxidants. We are drawn to lemons for their smell, look, taste, and all the nutrition benefits they provide.
Cutting lemons and putting them in your room overnight can help you breathe easier. It will help alleviate your breathing problems, such as asthma, allergies and colds. The next morning, your air passages and throat will feel clear and healthy.
Just cut a few lemons, place them in a bowl and breathe the lemon filled air all night. Your breathing will improved and you will wake up feeling rejuvenated and fresh.
But using lemon oil has been found to work even better. The essential oil of lemon have soothing and calming effects. Just one whiff is enough to reduce stress, anxiety and anger thru its phytochemical limonene.
Other Benefits of Lemon Aromatherapy:
- Eases asthma
- Freshens air minus the harsh chemicals
- Insect repellant
- Pain relief
- Reduces nausea and vomiting
How it Works:
Our mood is dictated by hormones that is manufactured in the brain and that aromas are directly linked to the brain. A 2014 Japanese study found that the effects of breathing lemon essential oil, are even more profound than eliciting memory.
The study found that the antioxidants in lemon oil are so potent that inhalation or breathing of it supports brain health, by preventing nerve and cell damage, with implications for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.