Lemon Materia Medica


For many centuries, the lemon has been a leading component of the pharmacopoeia of natural medicine. Lemon juice is one of the most effective and versatile of all the vegetable acids. It is anti-scorbutic, astringent, diaphoretic, diuretic, and febrifuge. Aside from its noted anti-scorbutic (prevents scurvy) property, it is potentially useful in cases of fever (including bilious fever and rheumatic fever).

The therapeutic actions of lemon oil include: anti-anemic, anti-rheumatic, anti-sclerotic, antiseptic, antiviral; astringent; bactericidal, carminative, cicatrisant, depurative, diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, haemostatic, hypotensive, insecticidal, rubefacient, skin-tightening and toning, tonic and vermifuge.

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22 pages excerpted from Berkowsky’s Synthesis Materia Medica/Spiritualis of Essential Oils.

Miasm: Cancer
Sefirah: Gevurah
Constitutional Type: Hysteria
Spiritual PhytoEssencing Core Perspectives: plant characteristics and historical perspectives; herbal medicine; homeopathic remedy Citrus limonum; homeopathic remedy Posterior pituitary (Pitu-p.); homeopathic remedy Arsenicum album; PNS and posterior pituitary gland; astral and spirit bodies; nerve-sense system/metabolic limb system polarity; liver, etheric body and pancreas; immunity; hysteria; Cancer miasm; Gevurah.

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