Limes are the fruits of the several species of lime trees that belong to the genus of citrus plants. Depending on the origin, a distinction is made between the real lime (Citrus aurantiifolia) from Mexico and the common lime (Citrus latifolia), which was originally native to Tahiti and Persia. Lime trees are much smaller and more compact than orange or lemon trees, but are closely related to them. You belong to family : Diamond family (Rutaceae). The not frost-hardy and evergreen plants reach a maximum height of two to four meters.
Today cultivated in tropical or subtropical zones in many countries around the world
50kg bowls = 1l of essential oil
Since the skin of the limes is very thin, these fruits are not suitable for peeling. They taste very sour and are therefore not consumed raw, but are primarily used in the form of juice and syrup as an ingredient in many popular cocktail recipes. Compared to lemons, however, their taste is much more complex and aromatic, which means that limes and the dried leaves of trees are a popular spice in the kitchen, primarily in the Caribbean and Southeast Asia. They give dishes with fish and seafood a piquant, sour and tart note. In the USA they are known as one of the basic ingredients of the famous Key Lime Pie.
TIP: If you want to create a sparkling, tingling atmosphere that makes you laugh at your everyday worries in a humorous way, try this cheering mixture against listlessness and tiredness.
Ingredients: 6 drops of lime, 3 drops each of grapefruit and vanilla
Before internal use, please consult specialist books, doctor or aromatherapist.
Physical effect: Room air disinfectant, immune system strengthening, anti-inflammatory. Helps: arthritis, flatulence, anemia, blood impurities, detoxifying, fever infections, stomach weakness
Emotional effect: Mood-enhancing, encouraging, stimulating, activating, enhances concentration. Helps with weak drive, mental exhaustion
INCI: Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Oil * Org, Citral **, Limonene **, Linalool **
* from certified organic farming
** natural components of essential oil