Ancient Egyptians believed that the lemon was an effective protection against poisons. Lemons have quite a number of uses in the home but aside from that they have quite a number of properties that offer relief. A lemon could be more useful than those over the counter meds and here are some of the reasons why lemons should feature prominently in your groceries shopping basket.
*Lemons contain strong antibacterial, antiviral and immune boosting powers. Their juice is used as a digestive aid and liver cleanser. Lemons are useful in their natural form whether they are consumed in the form of juice, teas, dressing, drinks, in baths or poultice.
*Lemons contain a number of substances such as Vitamin C, citric acid, Calcium, magnesium, pectin, bioflavanoids and limonene which fight infections and promote immunity.
*If you experience pain in your body…
Well, lemons can inhibit inflammation and ease pain. Lemons also have a powerful alkaline effect in the body making them the perfect natural agent against excess acid
*If you’re feeling uneasy…
Are you anxious, dizzy, nervous, exhausted or tense? Lemon balm or lemon oil has the calming effect you need. Inhale the lemon scents to immediately feel calm. Also spray a lemon scent in a room for a calmer atmosphere.
*Trying to get rid of acne?
The citric acid found in lemons and its alkaline nature kills some types of bacteria that cause acne. Lemons also contain vitamin C which is vital for that healthy glowing skin.
*Those really painful canker sores…
Because of its antibacterial and antiviral properties rinsing your mouth with a mixture of freshly squeezed lemon juice and lukewarm water can help canker sores go away faster. Drink the solution three times a day and your canker sore will not stand a chance.
*For fresher breath…
Alcohol, cigarette and garlic breath can be taken care of by simply sucking on a lemon.
*Helps lower cholesterol
The pectin content in lemons together with its metabolism and circulation boosting nutrients help lower cholesterol keeping your heart healthy.
*Insomnia be gone!
A mixture of lemon balm and other soothing herbs such as chamomile help promote sleep and reduce anxiety.
*You have those unsightly corns and calluses?
Applying lemon poultices overnight is a good home remedy for treating corns and calluses.
*Offers relief from eczema
Covering an irritated area with a lemon wrap offers instant relief. It eases the infection and reduces your urge to scratch.
*Lemons provide a remedy for chills and fever
Drinking a mixture of lemon juice, hot water and honey every two hours will make your fever go away.
*You feel a nasty cold coming on?
The immune boosting Vitamin C found in lemons helps fight colds as it works with your defense cells to eliminate the virus before it attacks your system.
*Lemons stimulate muscles in your stomach
A mixture of lemon and lukewarm water after each meal stimulates the stomach acid and the activity of stomach muscles.
*Get rid of your varicose veins…
Lemon oil contains vessel strengthening properties that help fight varicose and spider veins. Mix lemon oil with jojoba, avocado or almond oil and massage on the affected area.