A few dozen research articles were found on lemon. It is most researched for its antimicrobial actions, including antibacterial and antifungal possibilities. This gives it an antiseptic action good for cleaning surfaces and skin. Antioxidant and radical scavaging actions of the flavonoids of lemon and its cancer fighting potential have also been studied. Lemon can be used as an insect repellent, digestive aid, expectorant, and mood booster as well. The fruit has been heavily used throughout history and more human studies are warranted.
ANTIMICROBIAL / ANTIFUNGAL / ANTIBACTERIAL
INSECTICIDAL / LARVICIDAL / PESTICIDAL
ANXIOLYTIC / ANTIDEPRESSIVE
IMPROVED COGNITION / REDUCED DEMENTIA
By: Kathy Sadowski