Benefits of Lemon Extract
Lemon extract a concentrated form of lemon made with lemon peel, or zest, and vodka. At Organa we chose this ingredient for some of our products because on top of being a common additive when cooking it also has some amazing health benefits!
- Treats Acne
Acne is a skin condition in which hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. Lemon extract reverses the damage and prevents it. One of the main ingredients of lemon extract is citric acid, which has been found effective against several skin problems such as acne. It is because of the presence of vitamin C in this citrus fruit that promotes healthy, glowing skin. Besides, the alkaline nature of the citric fruit kills some types of bacteria known to cause acne. If you are struggling with acne, the first thing you should be doing every morning is drinking lemon extract with water.
- Boosts Immune System
Cold and fever can occur for a few reasons. When you have cold or fever, your body requires lots of immune-boosting vitamin C to eliminate the virus that has caused it. Lemon extract when combined with water is always a helpful remedy for internally supplying vitamin C to the defense mechanism. It can also be used externally on the mucous membranes in the nose and throat due to its antiviral properties. There is scientific evidence to prove that powerful antibacterial properties of lemon can destroy the bacteria that cause fever and cold.
- Improves Hair Health
Lemon juice has long been used as a natural treatment to prevent hair loss and boost growth. Lemon extract is an excellent hair tonic, which can give you strong, healthy hair and help you to get rid of dandruff. Lemon extract can eliminate the toxins that damage or discolour the strands. Another way you can use lemon on hair is by massaging it onto your scalp. Massaging lemon extract removes build-up of dead skin cells and is also a great solution for itchy and hair that is difficult to manage. As lemon is quite acidic, consider applying it in small amount, say two tablespoonfuls.
- Reduces Stress & Anxiety
It’s common to feel stressed at some point of time in your life. If you overlook it, stress can take a toll on the quality of your mental health. A study published in the journal Stress and Health suggests that lemon extract might help reduce psychological stress. The presence of essential oil compounds found in lemon extract (such as limonene, γ-terpinene and citral) were found to inhibit serum corticosterone levels and cerebral monoamine levels, both being the indicators of stress in the brain. Moreover, it was found that lemon balm has a calming effect on brain and may be able to help get rid of exhaustion and nervousness.