Lime Citrus aurantifolia

Citrus aurantifolia
  • Common Names
  • Lime Oil
  • Botanical Name
  • Citrus aurantifolia
  • Syn. C.limetta
  • Family

Medicinal Uses & Benefits of Lime Oil

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How to Use: Lime

The lime is used for its tart and tangy zest in cooking, baking (key lime pie), and as a garnish for drinks. The lime fruit is antiscorbutic, (high in Vitamin C). The essential oil that is pressed from the peel is used in aromatherapy to compliment or substitute for the lemon.

Preparation Methods & Dosage :Limes are incredibly versatile and often less expensive than lemons. Use the fresh fruit in drinks and enjoy the delightful, tangy, citrus aroma of lime essential oil in aromatherapy

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Lime Remedies

Lime Side Effects: Lime oil applied to the skin, may, in the presence of sunlight, cause a skin reaction.

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Plant Description

Lime is a term referring to a number of different fruits, both species and hybrids, which are typically round, green to yellow in color. The lime tree is small, crooked and prickly, the flowers are small and white. The limes most commonly available commercially are the smaller, yellower Key lime (also known as the Mexican Lime) Citrus aurantifolia and the larger, greener Persian lime Citrus × latifolia

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