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Citrus limon

This page contains information on lemon and how it is used as a herb in alternative herbal treatments to treat ailments and problems by acting as an  anti-inflammatory, to help arthritis, rheumatism and gout and further assisting with constipation and cellulite.

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Please note that we are not advocating that people stop using their normal medication, but would like to make people aware that some alternative therapies can be very effective to help treat problems and create a healthier, younger and more vital you. For more information on our range of products, please click here.

Although we believe in the therapeutic and healing properties of herbs, care must be taken in the use thereof, as they are powerful compounds.

Botanical Classification lemon



Genus and specie

Citrus limon

Other names

None noted.

Description of the herb lemon kruie-produkte-ageless-herbal-products

It is a small deciduous tree bearing thorns on its stems and twigs with dark oval leaves. Highly scented, pale, purple budded white flowers appear in spring and summer, followed by yellow fruits with a very sour pulp or flesh.

Parts used

Fruits, juice, peel, as well as the essential oil is used.


Classed as a sour to bitter, aromatic and cooling herb, with diuretic, anti-inflammatory properties, helping to improve peripheral circulation.

Therapeutic uses arthritis, rheumatism and gout

  • Internal use
    • Lemons positively effects blood circulation and is used to treat varicose veins and hemorrhoids.
    • It is also used for kidney stones, minor fevers and bronchial congestion.
    • The lemon peel has stomachic properties.
    • Its antioxidant properties are increased due to its vitamin c content, and the juice, together with honey, is taken in hot water to help with colds and flu.
    • The zest from the lemon peel has many culinary uses and the whole peel is used to make marmalade.
    • Lemon is also the main ingredient for lemonade, sorbet ice, salad dressings and marinades.
    • The juice is used in making cheese, and the pectin contained in lemons (specifically the peel and pith) helps to set jams and jellies.
  • External use
    • Used to soothe poisonous stings and insect bites, eczema, chilblains, sunburn and as a gargle for sore throats.
    • Like lime juice, a few drops can brighten the hair when added to the final rinse water while washing hair.
    • The bioflavonoids contained are good antioxidants, and are useful to reduce permeability of blood vessels and capillaries.
  • Aromatherapy and essential oil use
    • This essential oil is refreshing, helping to increase concentration, counteracting acidity in the body, making it useful in arthritis, rheumatism and gout.
    • Lemon essential oil boosts circulation and therefore helps varicose veins and tones the immune system.
    • It decongests the kidneys and liver and helps with constipation and cellulite. On the skin, it helps to clear up greasy congested complexions and is useful for treating cuts, minor wounds, softening scar tissue and smoothing out broken capillaries.
    • It has antacid, antiscorbutic, anti-neuralgic, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, astringent, bactericide, carminative, cicatrisant, depurative, diuretic, emollient, febrifuge, haemostatic, hepatic, insecticide, laxative, stomachic, tonic and vermifuge properties.

Safety precautions and warnings helps with constipation and cellulite

Lemon essential oil may irritate sensitive skin and for this reason should be used with care during pregnancy and may also cause photosensitivity.

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Skin care

  • Healing cream
    • To assist in wound healing while soothing skin complaints – such as eczema and psoriasis, acne and piles and moisturizing and protecting the skin. This product has shown its effectiveness over a wide range of problems and judging from sales over more than a decade – it is the trusted healing cream to help with all mishaps, allergic reactions, irritated, burning, itchy and uncomfortable skin conditions.
  • Face wash
    • This face wash will properly clean your face and remove all impurities and environmental pollutants, without drying the skin. It contains eight herbal extracts to help promote a clear, vital and healthy complexion and a younger looking skin.
  • Moisturizing day cream
    • This day cream is formulated to help fight the signs of aging on various fronts. It helps to reduce free radical damage which, if left unchecked, leads to premature aging. The herbal extracts help to promote cell rejuvenation and regeneration and provide moisture and hydration to the skin.
  • Nourishing night cream
    • This nourishing night cream penetrates the skin extremely well and does not make the skin feel oily. It contains a host of herbal extracts to help in the fight against premature aging and has added vitamin E as well. Apart from the moisturizing effect and the anti-aging properties it also softens and smoothes the skin.
  • Eye gel
    • An effective refreshing eye gel to help reduce puffiness and dark rings around the eyes, while fighting wrinkles and lines. This is a very clever combination of herbal extracts and the base formula has its roots in a clinically proven formula.
  • Mud face mask
    • With this skin treatment product we combined a special selection of herbs in a base of thermal mud with oligoelements. This recommended weekly treatment will boost circulation to the skin, help to fight wrinkles and lines, improve firmness while at the same time improving suppleness and elasticity of the skin.


Hair care

  • Shampoo with rosemary extract + 7 other herbals
    • Our shampoo is in a class of its own – and granted – it is far more expensive than cheap supermarket shampoos, but no other shampoo has the active ingredients we have in our shampoo. The rosemary will boost the health of the hair and scalp, while the other seven herbal extracts will help strengthen the hair and make it shine, increase the volume and make it manageable.
  • Rosemary hair treatment conditioner
    • We have found that this hair conditioner should really be used as a conditioning treatment. This then removes the need to condition the hair every time you wash – and can be used once a month. It is a superb hair tonic and helps in the control of sebum secretion of the scalp. Although not formulated for dandruff – the ingredients will assist with this as well, while supporting the health of the scalp.


Specialized herbal gels and lotions

  • Hand and body lotion
    • When formulating this hand and body lotion we created a rich nourishing, protecting and reviving lotion, which will not leave the skin oily or tacky, but will create a well moisturized, hydrated and supple skin. After applying this lotion it will quickly be absorbed by the skin, leaving it silky soft, smooth and well moisturized.
  • Stretch mark gel
    • Although nothing can remove already formed stretch marks (only surgery can do that) – thousands of satisfied clients confirm that this gel improves the appearance of old stretch marks. The gel will help in PREVENTING stretch marks (a 92% success rate) and is used with great success by expectant mothers and body builders who may form marks when bulking-up. The formula of this gel is based on clinical studies done in France, to which we added other herbal extracts.


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Other products

  • Jojoba oil
    • This liquid golden ester not only moisturizes and penetrates the skin but also helps to fight wrinkles and lines while promoting a clear and unblemished skin. Jojoba does not clog the pores but helps to restore skin elasticity and smoothness. It will leave the skin supple and velvety soft without any oiliness and can be used neat on the skin.
  • Almond oil
    • This light and deeply moisturizing oil has a softening effect on the skin and can be used on the face and body. Almond oil has excellent emollient properties and helps to balance water and moisture loss in the skin. It can be used neat on the skin and also makes an excellent massage base.

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