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Health Benefits of Lemon

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The health benefits of lemon include 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 B6, vitamin A, vitamin E, folate, niacin thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, copper,  calcium, iron,  magnesium, potassium, zinc, phosphorus and protein. 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, it does not go well with milk), and it will aid in digestion. It 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.

Lemon3Fever: 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: It 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 the juice on the gums can stop gum bleeding, while eliminating the bad odors that can come from various gum diseases and conditions.

Additionally, it 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 its 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. The 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. The juice can be applied to reduce the pain of sun burn, 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 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: Use 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: 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 nose bleeds.

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

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.

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

Corns: 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.

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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. In case of malaria, lemon will not cure it, but aids in the treatment. A good practice 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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  • Michelle

    “Fresh lemons not processed lemon juice in a bottle”

  • Nice Nice

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

  • Revelation_16

    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

  • Rohit

    hydration always be fine with this healthlogus fact

  • Carmen Harris

    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!

  • 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

  • ash…

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

  • Marie

    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.

  • Andrew

    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!

    • Ralph Dyck

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

  • Jeany

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

    • Toria

      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.

    • Joyce killinger

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

  • Jennifer

    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.

    • Karen Gibson

      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

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  • Joe

    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.

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

    • theresa

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

    • Steve

      It amazes me how people can’t read

  • DLRisVH

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

  • DLRisVH

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

  • Gerone Co

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

  • Gerone Co

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

      • Deeepak

        just add little black salt

      • Rabiu Muhammad Bature

        Yes Maria you’re right, me too

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