Botanical name: Citrus Limon
Common name: Lemon
Parts Used: Lemon Peel
Chakra: Solar Plexus (3rd)
Astrological: Cancer, Pisces
Seasons: Litha, Midsummer
Longevity, purification, refreshment, unity, uplifting, clarity, friendship, happiness, aura cleanse, rejuvenation, awareness, love, fidelity
Magickal Lore & Uses:
*Lemon Tea will cleanse toxicity within your energy body. (aura)
* It is said that a slice of lemon placed beneath a visitor’s chair will ensure the friendship will last.
*Lemon Pie given to a spouse will help strengthen fidelity.
* If you give a lemon tree that has been grown from the seed of a lemon, that you have eaten, as a gift it will ensure that the friendship is long lasting.
* In clearing spells Lemon helps to break negative ties with your past.
* Lemons are associated with moon magic.
* Add lemon peel to love sachets and mixtures for high energy in the love life.
* Soak the peel in water and use the mixture as a wash for magickal objects to remove unwanted negativity, especially for objects received second-hand.
* Use an infusion of lemon to induce lust.
* Lemon (as herb or essential oil) may be used in as an ingredient or substitute for magick spells and formulas related to lunar matters (compassion, dreams, family, fertility, gardening, healing, love, peace, promoting sleep, prophecy, prophetic (or psychic) dreams), psychic awareness, sleep, and spirituality)
Holistic Healing & Medicinal Uses:
Limonoids are a terpene subclass found in citrus peels. Studies suggest that limonoids help clean and protect the lungs. Lemons have antisepctic and antibacterial properties. Lemons are traditionally used to help the liver and kidneys. As an alkaline fruit, lemons can help calm digestive acid. Lemon juice is probably the best of all antiscorbutics (excellent source of Vitamin C), being almost a specific in scurvy. It is valuable as a cooling drink in fevers, and for allaying thirst. The juice may be used in diaphoretic and diuretic draughts.
History & Origins:
The lemon was introduced to the Americas in 1493 when Christopher Columbus brought lemon seeds to Hispaniola on his voyages. Spanish conquest throughout the New World helped spread lemon seeds. It was mainly used as an ornamental plant and for medicine. In the 19th century, lemons were increasingly planted in Florida & California.
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