Health Benefits of Lemons

Lemon is a widely grown citrus fruit all over the world, especially in India. Since ancient times, lemon has been considered as an anti-toxic agent that helps flush out toxins and also protect from various poisons. Anti-carcinogenic nature of lemon can prevent you from certain cancers namely, breast cancer, prostate cancer and colon cancer. Lemon has many valuable properties which are regarded beneficial in differential medicinal studies. This wonderful fruit has various health and cosmetic benefits associated to it.




Benefits of Lemon

  • Most optimum use of lemon in home is for making lemonade, however, this little fruit can add a lot to your health with its unique and remarkable properties. Let us have a look at its health and cosmetic benefits.
  • In Ancient times, Romans were accustomed to use lemons as a cure for different types of poisons. Research studies have confirmed that lemon has anti-carcinogenic properties. It also fights various bacteria causing cholera, malaria, and typhoid.
  • Suffering from heart burns? Well, better than any synthetic anti-acidic medicine natural antacid lemon can relieve the symptoms sooner. Lemon leaves off residues of alkaline in the body. Thus, fighting various acidosis symptoms.
  • Lemon acts as a good cleanser regardless to if applied externally or taken internally. A few drops of lemon added to cold/hot water with honey can cleanse the liver and relieve constipation. Also, rubbing a few drops of lemon over a hard stain can help remove the stain easily.
  • Lemon has vitamin C in abundance. Scurvy is a disease that is caused due to deficiency of vitamin C. Thus, including lemon in regular diet can give natural vitamin C and prevent scurvy disease.
  • Lemon is rich in Vitamin P, which is required to strengthen the blood vessels. Strong blood vessels are less likely to suffer internal hemorrhage and cause blood clots.
  • Potassium mineral is beneficial for the cardiac muscles and functioning. Lemon has ample amount of potassium compared to an apple or grapes.
  • Lemon juice can be effective in dental care as its strong essence can fight mouth odor. Rubbing of lemon juice over gums, relieves tooth ache and stops gum bleeding. Adding a drop to your toothpaste can whiten your teeth a little more and give them a vibrant shine.
  • Lemon has varied benefits for skin care as well. The antiseptic properties of lemon can be used to treat and prevent acne problems. Lemon juice can be a beneficial agent to fight wrinkles and other aging signs. Lemon has a natural bleaching agent. Applying lemon regularly can make your skin color light and help fade any scars.
  • Lemon is an effective hair care agent. It fights disorders such as dandruff, and hair fall. Add a few drops of lemon juice to water and rinse hair after shampooing, this will give your hair a natural shine.
  • Lemon acts as a medicine for common cold and fever. Lemon stimulates perspiration and thus, relieves fever.
  • Lemon can be used as a treatment for rheumatism. Lemon has diuretic properties that can treat rheumatism and arthritis.

Lemon is a favorite fruit all across the globe that can benefit you in various ways on daily basis. Its beneficial properties can help in shedding some extra fats, prevent nausea, fight fever and cold, avoid some bowel disorders, and the list goes on. Some research studies have shown that lemon can be a significant contributor to treatment of cancer as well. Thus, it is time to explore various benefits of this effective fruit other than just using it for adding taste to recipes and making lemonade. However, before you use it for internal purposes, make sure that you are not allergic to lemon.

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