Lime Pure Essential Oil

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Lime Pure Essential Oil

11.50

Common Name: Lime

Latin Name: Citrus aurantifolia

INCI Name: Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Oil

 

Scent: Fresh sweet sharp citrus peel - lime

Parts Used: Peel

Extraction Method: Cold Pressed

Origin: Mexico

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Blends Well With

Bergamot (Citrus), Cajuput, Cedarwood, Cinnamon (Leaf), Citronella, Clove (Bud), Cornmint, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium (Rose), Ginger, Gingergrass, Grapefruit (Pink), Helichrysum (Italicum), Helichrysum (Rambiazina), Lavender, Lemongrass, Palmarosa, Petitgrain, Sage (Clary), Tangerine, Tea Tree, Ylang Ylang


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Plant Description

This wonderfully vigorous, evergreen tree that can get shrubby grows to a height of 6 – 13 feet.  Its leathery leaves are pleasantly scented; however, its purple-tinged white flowers have little to no scent. 

 

Plant History

Native to Indo-Malaysia, it was the Crusaders who brought limes to Europe via a circuitous path.  By the 13th century they were being cultivated in Italy.  By 1520, limes were being cultivated and no doubt were brought there by the Spaniards.[i]


Ancient Wisdom - Historical Uses

Traditionally, Lime essential oil has been employed for a multitude of topical and aromatic usesincluding: acne, anti-scorbutic, anti-scorbutic, antiseptic, antiviral, arthritis, astringent, bactericidal, bronchitis, cellulite, cool fever, coughs, cuts, energizing, febrifuge, febrifuge, increase circulation, insect bite, invigorating, joint pain, muscle pain, oily skin, restorative, restores vigor, rheumatism, sinusitis, skin toner, stimulates the mind, uplifting …

Topically – Acne, antiseptic, antiviral, arthritis, astringent, bactericidal, bronchitis, cellulite, cool fever, coughs, cuts, energizing, febrifuge, increase circulation, insect bite, invigorating, joint pain, muscle pain, neuralgia, oily skin, restorative, rheumatism, skin toner, stimulate the mind, uplifting …

Inhalation – acne, antiseptic, antiviral, arthritis, astringent, bactericidal, bronchitis, coughs, cuts, energizing, invigorating, restorative, sinusitis, stimulates the mind, uplifting …

 

Modern Knowledge – Scientific Research

Shahedur Rahman, Anowar Khasru, Parvez, Rezuanul Islam, Mahboob Hossain Khan, MB. Antibacterial activity of natural spices on multiple drug resistant Escherichia coli isolated from drinking water, Bangladesh. Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials201110:10 DOI: 10.1186/1476-0711-10-10

https://ann-clinmicrob.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1476-0711-10-10

 

Active Compounds Lime Is Known For

1,4-cineole, 1,8-cineole, a-bisabolene, a-p-dimethyl-styrene, a-phellandrene, a-pinene, a-terpinene, a-terpineol, a-thujene, b-bisabolene, b-phellandrene, b-pinene, b-terpineol, d-acetate,  p-cymene, borneol, camphene, caryophyllene, citronellol, decanal, decanol, dodecanal, fenchol, furfural, gamma-selinene, gamma-terpinene, geranial, geranyl-acetate, limonene, linalool, methyl-heptenone, myrcene, neral, neryl-acetate, neryl-formate, nonanal, nonane, nonanol, nootkatone, octanal, octanoic-acid, octanol, sabinene, terpinen-1-ol, terpinen-4-ol, terpinolene, thymyl-methyl-ether, tridecane, undecane, …


Not For Internal Use

Keep Out Of Reach Of Children

Dilute Properly

Avoid Eyes & Mucus Membranes

 

Cautions

Photosensitizer

Possible Skin Irritant

If pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition, consult your doctor prior to use.

If adverse reaction occurs, stop using immediately and seek appropriate medical attention.

 

Interaction

The use of herbs is a time-honored approach to strengthening the body and treating disease. Herbs, however, can trigger side effects and interact with other herbs, supplements, or medications. For these reasons, you should use herbs with care, under the supervision of a healthcare provider.

 

Medications changed by the liver (Cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4) substrates) interacts with LIME

Some medications are changed and broken down by the liver.
Lime juice might decrease how quickly the liver breaks down some medications. Drinking lime juice while taking some medications that are broken down by the liver can increase the effects and side effects of these medications. Before taking lime, talk to your healthcare provider if you are taking any medications that are changed by the liver.

Some medications changed by the liver include lovastatin (Mevacor), ketoconazole (Nizoral), itraconazole (Sporanox), fexofenadine (Allegra), triazolam (Halcion), and many others.[ii]

 

Medications that increase sensitivity to sunlight (Photosensitizing drugs) interacts with LIME

Some medications can increase sensitivity to sunlight. Lime oil might also increase your sensitivity to sunlight. Using lime oil along with medications that increase sensitivity to sunlight could increase the chances of sunburn, and blistering or rashes on areas of skin exposed to sunlight. Be sure to wear sunblock and protective clothing when spending time in the sun.

Some drugs that cause photosensitivity include amitriptyline (Elavil), Ciprofloxacin (Cipro), norfloxacin (Noroxin), lomefloxacin (Maxaquin), ofloxacin (Floxin), levofloxacin (Levaquin), sparfloxacin (Zagam), gatifloxacin (Tequin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Septra), tetracycline, methoxsalen (8-methoxypsoralen, 8-MOP, Oxsoralen), and Trioxsalen (Trisoralen).[iii]