Esrog Citron© Esrog Essential oil
Citrus medica vulgare
Fruit and Peel
“Etrog” Citron only comes from the Holy Land. The using of the word Hebrew word Etrog for any other citron oil is not truly Etrog Citron©. It must come from Israel and there is currently only one producer of Etrog Citron Essential Oil which come us at Aytzchayim Aroma.
The aroma of Etrog Citron © (Hadar) steam-distilled essential oil from Israel is zesty, and smells both sweet and tart as if green lemons were mingled with sweet mandarins in a citrus orchard.
The fragrance of this unique fruit helps to open a closed heart. Please note the finger-looking fruit by the species name Citrus medica var. sarcodactyl which is a hybrid is not to be mistaken for the true Biblical Etrog citron species full name Citrus medica vulgaris fruit from the Torah and fruit that is used during the week of Sukkot Holiday.
Beautiful Israeli Etrog species grown in Israel from seed that is not Mirkov (grafted) according to Jewish Laws. These Etrog citron fruits from Israel are also pesticide-free from our own family-owned trees and one other Organic farm in Israel. This is the preferred species that has grown all over the Middle East to Italy. Etrog is native to Israel and not native or produced in Egypt, however, it is grown Jordon for culinary use. Citron Heart essential oil is produced at a very low temperature to bring out sweet tart juicy notes of the citron.
Today you can find the Citron species growing in Sicily, Corsica Crete, Greece, California, Arizona, and New Mexico, and these are usually grafted with lemons or Buddha finger citrons these look-a-likes have no pitim tip, It is Israel where you find the true “Etrog Citron” that is not grafted or a hybrid because Jewish law forbids it! Any citron Essential oil on the market comes from Buddha finger hybrid citron or hybrid grafted citron with lemon
Benefits: Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic, and uplifting therapeutic actions when used externally.
Constituents : Limonene 56%, Terpinene (γ) 18.6%, Myrcene 2.9%, Pinene (α) 2.6%. (not batch specific)
Blends well with citrus oils, Frankincense sacra, Frankincense caterri, Sandalwood, Rose of Sharon, Cistus Rose, Juniper Berry, Rose, Lavender and Cassia, Myrtle, Myrrh, and Cedarwood atlas.
Etrog (plural: etrogim, Hebrew: אֶתְרוֹג) is the yellow citron or Citrus medica used by Jewish people during the week-long holiday of Sukkot, as one of the four species. Together with a Lulav, Hadass and Aravah, the etrog is to be taken in each Jewish hand.
Etrog אֶתְרוֹג is the acronym for the phrase which reads, Tehillim 36:12.
אַל תְּבוֹאֵנִי רֶגֶל גַּאֲוָה.
It is as if the Etrog is Saying the verses for us when we shake at sukkot “Let not the foot of pride overtake me!”
Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic, and uplifting therapeutic actions when used externally.
Citron – Etrog (Citrus medica): Zesty in the aroma like lemon, Etrog is uplifting and is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and analgesic.
“In order for a citron to be kosher, it must be neither grafted nor hybridized with any other species. Only a few traditional varieties are therefore used. To ensure that no grafting is used, the plantations are kept under strict rabbinical supervision.
“The Biblical phrase peri eitz hadar (פְּרִי עֵץ הָדָר) refers to the etrog. Grammatically, the Hebrew phrase is ambiguous; it is typically translated as “fruit of a beautiful tree,” but it can also be read as “a beautiful fruit of a tree.” Etrogs are carefully selected for the performance of the Sukkot holiday rituals.”
Etrog according to the Sephardic pronunciation in Modern Hebrew pronunciation. The Ashkenazi pronunciation and in Yiddish is esrog or esrig which is closer to Aramaic Hebrew pronunciation. The Hebrew word is thought to derive from the Persian name for the fruit, turning, likely borrowed via Aramaic.