15 Amazing Benefits of Lemon

The health benefits of lemon include treatment of indigestion, constipation, dental problems, throat infections, fever, internal bleeding, rheumatism, burns, obesity, respiratory disorders, cholera, and high blood pressure, while also benefiting your hair and skin. Known for its therapeutic property since generations, lemon helps strengthen your immune system, cleanse your stomach, and 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 stay calm and cool.

Nutrition Facts of Lemon

The health benefits of lemon are due to its many nourishing elements like vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin E, folate, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, copper, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, phosphorus, and protein. It is a fruit that contains flavonoids, which are composites that contain antioxidant and cancer-fighting properties. It helps prevent diabetes, constipation, high blood pressure, fever, indigestion, as well as improve 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 it to make lemonade by mixing lemon juice and water. Many people also use it as a washing agent, because of its ability to remove stains. The scent of lemons can also repel mosquitoes, while drinking lemon juice with olive oil helps get rid of gallstones. It 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 too.

Health Benefits of Lemon

Various health benefits of lemon are explained in detail below:

Treats Indigestion

Lemon juice helps cure problems related to indigestion and constipation. Add a few drops of this citrus fruit juice to your dish (take care, it does not go well with milk), and it will aid in digestion. It acts as a blood purifier and a cleansing agent. 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.

Treats Fever

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

Dental Care

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


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

Hair Care

Lemon juice has proven itself useful in the treatment of hair care on a wide scale. Its juice, when applied to the scalp can treat problems like dandruff, hair loss and other problems related to the hair and scalp. If you apply this juice directly to 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. The juice can be applied to reduce the pain of sunburns and it helps to ease the pain from bee stings as well. It is also good for acne and eczema. It acts as an anti-aging remedy and can remove wrinkles and blackheads. Drinking its 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 this juice, but they aren’t too easy to find!

Cures Burns

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

Internal Bleeding

It 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 nosebleeds.

Weight Loss

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

Soothes 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. Being a rich source of vitamin C, it helps in dealing with more long-term respiratory disorders as well.

Treats Cholera

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

Relaxes Feet

Lemon is an aromatic and antiseptic agent and is useful for foot relaxation. Add some of its juice to warm water and dip your feet into the mixture for instant relief and muscle relaxation.

Treats Rheumatism

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

Reduces Corns

Lemon juice can dissolve lumps on the skin, so it can be applied to the areas where the skin has hardened up, like the soles of feet and the palms of your hands. Drinking it with water can help patients reduce gallstones for the same reasons.


Throat Infections

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

Controls 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 as it provides a calming sensation to both, the mind and body. It is commonly employed to reduce mental stress and depression.

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. It also aids in the treatment of malaria. A good practice is to eat anywhere from a quarter to a half of this little yet powerful citrus fruit per day to get maximum health benefits!

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John Lloyd Gutierrez

amazing, convenient, fact as a fact, and every detail is treated carefully to be convincing. i wholeheartedly believe to whom wrote this helpful info benefits of lemon fruit of this website. i actually already started drinking lemon juice since the month of September till now, though some of the days i forget to maintain it. but still i spotted the difference from before, specifically at my waistline and body shape. it truly help achieve my goal and gives me a lot of benefit as stated. thanks a lot, i always read this site and following advice.

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Team Organic Facts

I totally agree that Lemon has magical health benefits. I have experienced it personally. Many times it helped me in soothing my mind by relieving stress. I have saw the medicinal benefit of Lemon in a facebook post shared by a company called BCM Direct.

Truly wonderful gift from nature...(",)

Steve Anderson

Very good advice thanks ,Steve

Hi Steve,

Thank you for your feedback.

Team Organic Facts

a good way to get the most of lemon: recipe: wash a medium lemon; remove the two sides; cut the lemon in 8 pieces and blend them. do not blend it completely. then remove the juice from the blender using a ceive. take it up instead of just water. Extraordinary!! P.S : 1 lemon with 1 litre of mineral wter. Enjoy.

I started the lemon juicing thing today. I just cut a whole lemon in half and then use my squeezer to extract the juice from the two halves into a container and then add about a cup of water or more and drink it or down it, whatever. Have to admit, it does give one energy and it is especially good on chicken breast which I am making now in my tiny round skillet. Just a little info for ones that are starting workout with weights like me. After a workout, eat a banana or something with potassium of over 300mg. It does wonders to replenish the body of energy. For those goof-offs, I don't mean it's the only fruit you should eat. Do your homework and eat correctly if you want good results from working out. Cut out salty snacks and sugar snacks, unless you are hypoglycemic and need that boost. Good luck to all that do it right and too those that keep having to constantly start over on stopping the fast foods and junk foods, the cravings will decrease once you start being serious and get the kid thinking out of you. It's hard but I have been off junk food for over 3 months and the cravings decrease everyday. Good luck to all.

"Fresh lemons not processed lemon juice in a bottle"

yes, It works magic. i used it on hard pimple on my face within 2days it fell off.

Does it matter if it is fresh squeezed at home, or can organic bottled lemon juice be just as good? If so what is a good brand and where can it be purchased? Thank you for any input

You will not get the same degree of benefits as from fresh lemons. I just bought the Houstify lemon squeezer on Amazon and its the best one I ever had!

hydration always be fine with this healthlogus fact

I loke to drink lemon juice mix with salt and water and I gotta say it helps alot specially if you want to cleanse your stomach

I have used lemon for skin softening. Especially hands and feet Lemon makes skin feels like a baby's bottom hahahah smooth and soft. (2) Hair rinse it makes the hair shinny and smells heavenly.

Elizabeth Coker

Proof of fact- Drinking 4 oz of lemon juice daily has reduced my kidney stone so much that surgery is no longer necessary!

Really? Kidney stones make me almost crazy.....Does lemon water really work?

Not sure about the claim, but she said the juice, not lemon "water". 🙂 I'm sure it works wonders as long as you are also eating clean and high nutrient

andie chembiza

drink lemon juice start with 4 lemons on day one then 8 next day then 12 then 16 then 20 on day 5 then start reducing to 16 on day 6 then 12 on day 7 then 8 on day 8 and finally back to 4 on day.try this and it will wonders for your health.horrible but helps

is this true? u tried that too much lemons a day? coz i have a health problem so i badly need this.. ty for ur tips ..wish it can help me

i agreed !!....its 100% working...no more constipation....b4 i use to spend a lot of money for medicine.

I JUICE 4 lemons. I use all the pulp and juice and mix with 3 gal of water. The rich yellow color along with the aroma is unbelievable. It's very concentrate so you can add another 2 gal of water for a total of 5 gal of pure lemonade. Keep stiring before pouring, remember you are consuming the WHOLE lemon. Best flavor you will ever ever taste.

Umm...Thats not quite the case....the whole lemon is what i do what u said isnt...
I freeze my lemons than grate them skin n all...
Then i'll add it to smoothie or dinner deserts etc
Whole lemon means skin juice n seeds lol

I just peeled a lemon and tossed it in a blender with a cup of kale, a cup of spinach, 8 oz water and two packets of Stevia. Green lemonade! Delicious! -And super alkalizing!

No need to peel , I toss the whole thing in , organic that is.

How much lemon juice do I add to 8oz. of warm water?

How mmuch lemon juice should I put into a glass of water to help withurinary problem?

You only need the juice from half of one lemon in 8 oz of warm water. Add a tablespoon of raw honey and chug it as soon as you wake up.

Definitely citrus fruits play a vital role in making us fit and healthy. But over consumption of citrus fruits may result in joint pains in old age so be conscious.

Roshini Ramlall

Thanks for sharing

too much of anything is not good

Bhoopender Singh Lamba

My son says ,, my mother -in-law has observed bad effect of lemon juice in form of Gout is it so make it clear.

I drink fresh lemon juice & a tea spoon of honey mixed then top up with cold water, really refreshing & is great 4 shifting wind when my gall stones act up. Will b buying olive oil 2morrow & mixing that instead of honey 2 see how that works

Reuben kofi Armstrong

How to make lemon juice

Lemon most definitely does not cure malaria. I've had malaria 5 times and I was drinking lemon juice with my tea regularly. You would have to be crazy to believe lemons can cure malaria.

It amazes me how people can't read

It dosent say lemon juice clears up malaria. Read it again.

Joe you are absolutely right. Lemon juice does not cure malaria. Once you have had malaria you can have flare ups.

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

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

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