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Lemon Peel Powder

  • Citrus x limon
  • Origin: USA
Lemon Peel Powder

Common Name

Standardized: lemon

Botanical Name

Citrus x limon (L.) Osbeck
Plant Family: Rutaceae

Overview

Introduction

Lemon peel is the familiar cut and dried yellow outer layer of the lemon. Although orange peel is more commonly prescribed in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, lemon peel also stimulates the appetite by encouraging the release of gastric juices to digest food, and helps provide vitamin C. Lemon peel is added to scores of herbal teas and herbal formulas for aroma and taste enhancement.

Constituents

Limonene and at least 45 other antioxidant flavonoids, pectin, vitamin C.

Parts Used

Dried peel.

Typical Preparations

Teas or aqueous extracts for flavor.

Summary

Many people eat lemon peel or add it to teas in order to enhance flavor and impart its delicious, citrusy aroma.

Precautions

If you also use St. John's wort or take a blood pressure medicine in the ACE inhibitor class (in the United States, this is most often lisinopril), be sure to take precautions to prevent sunburn.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.