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Health Benefits of Lemon

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The health benefits of lemon include its use as a treatment of throat infections, indigestion, constipation, dental problems, and fever, internal bleeding, rheumatism, burns, obesity, respiratory disorders, cholera and high blood pressure, while it also benefits hair and skin care,. Known for its therapeutic property since generations, lemon helps to strengthen your immune system, cleanse your stomach, and it is considered a blood purifier.

Lemon juice, especially, has several health benefits associated with it. It is well known as a useful treatment for kidney stones, reducing strokes and lowering body temperature. As a refreshing drink, lemonade helps you to stay calm and cool.

The health benefits of lemons are due to its many nourishing elements like vitamin C, vitamin B, phosphorous, proteins, and carbohydrates. Lemon is a fruit that contains flavonoids, which are composites that contain antioxidant and cancer fighting properties. It helps to prevent diabetes, constipation, high blood pressure, fever, indigestion and many other problems, as well as improving the skin, hair, and teeth. Studies conducted at the American Urological Association highlight the fact that lemonade or lemon juice can eliminate the occurrence of kidney stones by forming urinary citrate, which prevents the formation of crystals.


People use lemons to make lemonade by mixing lemon juice and water. Many people also use lemon as a washing agent, because of its ability to remove stains. The scent of lemon can also repel mosquitoes, while drinking lemon juice with olive oil helps to get rid of gall stones. Lemon is well known for its medicinal power and is used in many different ways. As per the results reported in a study by the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, lemon provides protection against inflammatory polyarthritis and arthritis.

Health Benefits of Lemon

Various health benefits of lemon are explained below:

Indigestion and Constipation: Lemon juice helps to cure problems related to indigestion and constipation. Add a few drops of lemon on your dish (take care, as lemon does not go well with milk), and it will aid in digestion. Lemon acts as a blood purifier and a cleansing agent, so a good drink after lunch or dinner is fresh lemon soda, which is also called fresh lime soda in many places. The recipe is lemon juice, cold water, soda, salts (common salt or rock salt) and sugar/honey for sweetness. You can also add some mint leaves or crushed fennel seeds for added flavor. Drink this whenever you have a heavy lunch or dinner.

Fever: Lemon juice can treat a person who is suffering from a cold, flu or fever. It helps to break fevers by increasing perspiration.

Dental Care: Lemon juice is also frequently used in dental care. If fresh lemon juice is applied on the area of a toothache, it can assist in getting rid of the pain. Massaging lemon juice on the gums can stop gum bleeding, while eliminating the bad odors that can come from various gum diseases and conditions.


Additionally, lemon can be used in the regular cleansing of your teeth. Keep your eye out for a toothpaste containing lemon as one of the ingredients, or add a drop of lemon juice onto your normal toothpaste. Some people also rub their teeth with the outer shell (the inner side touching your teeth) of a lemon after removing the juice. But be careful, lemons are highly acidic, so if your mouth starts burning, rinse your gums and mouth quickly with water.

Hair Care: Lemon juice has proven itself in the treatment of hair care on a wide scale. Lemon juice applied to the scalp can treat problems like dandruff, hair loss and other problems related to the hair and scalp. If  you apply lemon juice directly on the hair, it can give your hair a natural shine.

Skin Care: Lemon juice, being a natural antiseptic medicine, can also cure problems related to the skin. Lemon juice can be applied to reduce the pain of sun burn, and it helps to ease the pain from bee stings as well. Lemon juice can be applied on the skin for the treatment of acne and eczema. It acts as an anti-aging remedy and can remove wrinkles and blackheads. Drinking lemon juice mixed with water and honey brings a healthy glow to the skin, and if you thoroughly search the cosmetic market, you will find some soaps containing lemon juice, but they aren’t too easy to find!

Burns: Application of lemon juice on the site of old burns can help fade the scars, and since lemon is a cooling agent, it reduces the burning sensation on the skin when you currently have an irritating burn.

Internal Bleeding: Lemon has antiseptic and coagulant properties, so it can stop internal bleeding. You can apply lemon juice to a small cotton ball and place it inside your nose to stop nose bleeds.

LemonWeight Loss: If a person drinks lemon juice mixed with lukewarm water and honey, it can help reduce body weight. Read more

Respiratory Disorders: Lemon juice assists in relieving respiratory problems and breathing problems, such as its ability to soothe a person suffering from an asthma attack. Lemon, as a rich rich source of vitamin C, helps in dealing with more long-term respiratory disorders.

Cholera: Diseases like cholera and malaria can be treated with lemon juice, because it acts as a blood purifier.

Foot Relaxation: Lemon is an aromatic and antiseptic agent and is useful in foot relaxation. Add some lemon juice to warm water and dip your feet in the mixture for instant relief and muscle relaxation.

Rheumatism: Lemon is also a diuretic and can treat rheumatism and arthritis. It helps to flush out bacteria and toxins from the body.

lemonCorns: Lemon juice can dissolve lumps on the skin, so it can be applied at the places where the skin has hardened up, like the soles of feet and the palms of your hands. Drinking lemon juice with water can help patients reduce gall stones for the same reasons.

Throat Infections: Lemon is an excellent fruit that fights against problems related to throat infections, due to its well-known   antibacterial properties.

High Blood Pressure: Drinking lemon juice is helpful for people suffering from heart problems, because it contains potassium. It controls high blood pressure, dizziness, and nausea, because it provides a calming sensation to both the mind and body. It is commonly employed to reduce mental stress and depression.

Lemon: Lemon has proved to be nature’s boon to everyone who uses it. It provides many valuable solutions to health-related problems, because it contains its own set of antiseptic and natural medications. A good recommendation is to eat anywhere from a quarter to a half of a lemon per day to get the maximum benefits from this powerful little fruit!

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References: American Urological Association and Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases

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  1. DLRisVH says:

    Drinking a tall cool glass of home made lemonade right now.

  2. Gerone Co says:

    well it is a proven fact, and I hope everyone must try these benefits..

  3. Analyn Trinidad Go says:

    Great! A life saver fruit.

  4. Rick Cooley says:

    I am trying organic lemon juice as part of a detox. It has organic lemon juice, maple syrup, cayenne pepper, and filtered water. I am only wondering how you measure a 10th of a teaspoon of cayenne pepper. LOL

  5. Riaz Mohammed says:

    very good in loosing weight, drink five drops with warm water first thing morning and last thing at night.

  6. Itene Tracy Afokoghene says:

    Wht re d side effects of lemon fruit

  7. Debbie Eguna says:

    I agree … I've been drinking lemon for years…. I love it!

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  9. Anonymous says:

    Applying on tooth too is bad for tooth enamel. Its corrosive as any citrus juice.

  10. Nabil El-Beltagy says:

    All of this lemon juice is a very delicious juice

  11. El Filipino Niño says:

    w0w this is awesome…am going to buy a tons and drink it everyday…………..

  12. Laura Inman says:

    Trying it right now.

  13. Andrea Walker says:

    Wow, all these natural cures and why do we pay mega bucks for medication that we can have for just pennies a day and not be toxic at the same time! Just being healthy really isn't that hard to do if you just take the time and research. It's your life… isn't it worth learning how to live & be healthy at the same time?

  14. Thia Smith-Hughes says:

    Great;this is my drink over the years.

    • El Filipino Niño says:

      hows the effect? am gonna try…it now

    • Maria Milagros Hanke says:

      try it now. don't wait for tomorrow. i am a living proof. since i started drinking warm lemon juice 30 minutes before breakfast i got healthier and healthier and never get cold and cough and never had flu.

  15. Cecilia Xavier says:

    I am agreat lover of Lemon.It is really soothing and has man health benefits. Check it out.

  16. Omotosho Temidayo Victor says:

    Lemon has so many health benefit.

    • Durell Van Assche says:

      wow I can feel an almost burning sensation throughout my body, its as if my blood is being purified. Also, I applied it to my skin, my pores immediately shrank but I did feel some stinging, that's just this miracle fruit at work!

    • Kelli Schreier Dahlund says:

      Ever thought that there was a reason they are BRIGHT yellow. As if God is saying HELLO! Like when someone uses a highlighter to bring something to your attention! Think about it…. Makes sense to me!

    • La Hessey says:

      I am definitely trying this today, I am so tired of using 20 different man made chemicals that are probably doing more harm in the long run. From hair care to facial cleansers to medication for constipation or whatever the case may be. I am all for going the all natural way. Thank you ladies for verifying that this "miracle" fruit is worth a try. I am so excited to try this.

  17. Christina Aviles says:

    Who knew Lemon Could Be So Good.

  18. Corina Hernandez says:

    mui bueno