Grow Youthful: How to Slow Your Aging and Enjoy Extraordinary Health
Grow Youthful: How to Slow Your Aging and Enjoy Extraordinary Health

Ailment: Cholesterol (high)

Remedy: Citrus oil

Lemon, lime, orange, bergamot and other citrus fruits provide valuable oils. They have valuable medicinal uses, as well as being delightful in aromatherapy.

Lemon oil, made from the rinds of lemons, has documented medicinal applications dating back to 900 BC. It has astringent, antiseptic, detoxifying and anti-fungal properties. Throughout recorded history lemon oil has been used by medical practitioners to treat circulatory, digestive, liver and respiratory diseases, infections, fevers and skin disorders. It is also a rich source of vitamin C.

More recent research has found that flavonoids found in citrus peel have a potent cholesterol-reducing affect, in particular lowering LDL.

Sources of oils

Remedy (new) posted by David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 27 May 2010 at 19:27       227

I have a ceramic cook top in my kitchen, and occasionally when food spills onto the hot glass surface it bakes on. The hotter the cook top and the longer it is left before cleaning, the harder it is to get off. Detergent and a scrubber make little headway. I bought a special ceramic cook top cleaner, and it removes the baked on build-up in a minute. I looked at the ingredients, and the major component was lemon oil! There has been little research concerning lemon oil, but plenty of anecdotal evidence that it and other citrus oils help remove rancid/ oxidised/cooked vegetable oils that build up in the blood vessels and other parts of the body. Please leave a comment if you have any experience here