Lemon is a fruit.
- botanical information
- nutritional information
- astrological correspondences
- magick correspondences and uses
- Goddesses and deities
- cautions and contraindications
Botanical name: Citrus limon
Common name: lemon
Limonoids are a terpene subclass found in citrus peels. Studies suggest that limonoids help clean and protect the lungs.
Astrological planet: Moon
magickal correspondences and uses:
Western element: water
Magickal uses: Lemon juice: longevity, purification, refreshment, unity
Lunar spells: 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). Be careful about substitutions for preparations that will be ingested or come in contact with the skin. These substitutions do not apply to medical uses. See the article on the Moon for a list of herbal substitutes for lemon.
Using essential oils: Essential oils are just too concentrated and too expensve to use without dilution. If you purchase pure essential oil from a source such as Mountain Rose, you will want to place just a drop or two into a neutral carrier vegetable oil or jojoba. This conservation is typical of the use of essential oils in spells and other magick. It is wise to test a bit of any essential oil on your inner wrist before use. If any irritation occurs, do not use the essential oil. Keep essential oils out of reach of children and pets and away from heat and light. See the article on essential oils for detailed information on how to mix and use essential oils.
deities associated with lemon:
- Jambhala (Buddhist God)
cautions and contraindications:
Cautions and contraindications: Lemon is believed to be safe. Lemon juice can discolor teeth and over long periods of time may contribute to tooth decay.
See also: herbs.