External Applications in Anthroposophic Nursing


Citrus limon
Whole fruit, skin and pulp

Guiding principle

Lemon trees grow around the Mediterranean Sea and have even spread to more northern latitudes in sheltered places. Lemon trees have the peculiarity of flowering and fruiting at the same time, so that lemons can be harvested several times a year, which indicates the strong vitality of this fruit. The skin is rich in essential oils. The juicy flesh contains citric acid and a lot of vitamin C. The juice has an astringent and structuring effect. Lemons have an anti-inflammatory, decongestant, analgesic and diuretic effect. A pleasant characteristic is the typical, unmistakable lemon scent, which brings a refreshing and invigorating note to every hospital room.

Indications and application

Dying process



Feet, sweaty


Hands, sweaty

Heart complaints, vegetative

Heart failure


Shortness of breath with cardiac insufficiency

Sore throat