Family : Rutaceae
Habitat : South East Asia, Mediterranean area
Odour : Citrusy, spicy, slightly floral and sweet
Part of plant used : Peel of the ripe fruit
Method of extraction : Cold Pressed and in some cases Steam Distilled
Dosha effect of oil : Pitta
Therapeutic indication : Skin care: Acne, boils, cold sores, eczema, insect repellent and insect bites, oily comlexion, psoriasis, scabies, spots, varicose ulcers, wounds.
Respiratiory System: Halitosis, mouth infections, sore throat, tonsillitis.
Digestive System: Flatulence, loss of appetite.
Genito-Urinary System: Cystitis, leucorrhoea, pruritis, thrush.
Immune System: Cold, fever, flu, infectious diseases.
Nevous System: Anxiety, depression and stress-related conditions, having a refreshing and uplifting quality.
Mind/Emotions : Uplifting, nervous tension, anxiety, anti depressant, calm sympathetic nervous system, cleanses stale air.
Safety Data : Avoid in cases of liver problems. Not for use when pregnant or nursing. Possible skin irritant – dilute well.