Lemon is a famous, delicious, juicy and easily available fruit on low price. Though it is cultivated throughout the year, but in the summer season it is used more often. The citrus fruits have more benefits than others and lemon is the most popular among the citrus fruits. Lemon is factually a small fruit rich in Vitamins which are necessary for our body. Lemon is a source of vitamin C, magnesium, iron, copper, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc.
The health benefits of lemon are often underestimated. In Pakistan generally lemon is used to improve the taste of foods or to make it sour. Have you ever wondered that you can put this lemon many more good uses than only make your food delicious? It has numerous healing properties and a source to fight with germs and bacteria that are harmful to our health. Dating back the Romans and Greeks had gotten full advantage of this versatile fruit in cure of all types of poisons, for preservation of food; repel insects, purifying drinking water, prevention of contagious diseases, protection of woolen clothes and in cooking.
1- Solve digestion Problem
Take lemon juice with hot water, it can help you treat and prevent digestion problems. Even it is positive in care of nausea, heartburn, constipation, and worm infections.
2- Weight Lose Agent
Lemon juice with water acts as a tonic for liver and losing weight if you take it as morning drink regularly. Adding in diet is also helpful to digest your daily food without stomach problems. Lemon offer potassium, which nourish the nerve and brain cells. The calcium builds up our bones and healthy teeth.
3- Treat Asthma
If you are tackling with asthma, one tablespoon of lemon juice one hour before meal is a good recommendation.
4- Bee Stings Treatment
Lemon juice performs as natural antiseptic agents when applied on wounds. For the treatment of bee stings and wasp, apply lemon juice to get relief from pain.
5- Cold and Flu
It can be used to treat many infections, relieve symptoms of a sore throat, hasten wound healing, and reduce a high fever. If you are having a problem of cold and flu, then mix together one tablespoon each of honey and lemon juice and use this home remedy for cure.
Add 1-2 tea spoons of lemon juice to steaming hot tea and drink it to get relief from cold.
6- Improvement of Mental Health
Lemon is an important ingredient to handle the psychological problems of human being. The aroma of lemon can deal to relieve mental fatigue, improve mental clarity and memory, sharpens the senses, reduces stress, mood uplifting and in energizing.
7- Reduce Pimples
This fruit also has found his place in beauty and cosmetics. Lemon juice mixed with honey and turmeric powder is good paste to treat oily skin and to reduce pimples.
8- Remove Black Heads
If you have black heads on your face, rub lemon juice on them, Add salt in lemon juice to make a paste, rub off dead skin cells on the elbows. Lemon juice soothes the dry skin when applied with little glycerin.
9- Clear Dandruff
Home remedies for dandruff is a natural way to get rid of dandruff. A person looking for dandruff treatment can cure dandruff at home with the aid of naturally available remedies. Blend together 1 table spoon of lemon juice with 5 table spoon. of coconut oil. Apply to the scalp to get rid of dandruff. Leave this remedy on the scalp for 20 to 30 minutes and then wash with a shampoo. Lemon juice is a natural home remedy for dandruff and will clear away flakes from your scalp.
10- Use for Hair
Lemon juice can be used to add shine to your hair or to lighten/highlight hair color. Add the juice of one lemon to a cup of water and use this as your final rinse after washing your hair. To lighten hair, apply lemon juice to hair, then sit in the sun. This will produce lighter highlights on light hair and reddish highlights on dark hair.
11- Anti Aging
Age spots are caused by the overexposure to the UV rays of the sun. These blemishes can be red or dark brown in color and are also called sun spots or liver spots. Lemon juice is effective in treating age spots as it is acidic in nature and helps to get rid of the upper layer. You can mix equal amounts of lemon juice and apple cider vinegar and apply it to the spots. Allow it to soak into your skin for at least 20 minutes and then use a mixture of sugar crystals and almond or olive oil to gently scrub the area. The lemon-vinegar solution will help to dissolve the upper layer of skin and the sugar-oil mixture will help to slough off the skin and reveal the fresh skin below. Use this method at least twice or thrice a week for no less than one month for visible results.
12- Lemon for Over all Health
On a hot sunny day, lemon drinks are cherished. Add a few drops of lemon juice to fresh salads make them tasty. The great thing about lemon is that by consuming lemon daily, you can provide health benefits to our body. Simply drink lemon water and see the result, it is possible because lemon is a natural product with no added chemicals.
A well known remedy to cure diarrhea is to squeeze half a lemon in 1 cup goat’s milk and drink it.
14- Removing of Oven Odors
Your oven is smelly? Pierce a lemon several times and place in your oven at 150 degree for 10-15 minutes, leaving the oven door slightly open. This home remedy will help to deodorize your oven especially after cooking fish.
15- Bright Copper Pots
To brighten and clean copper, sprinkle salt on a lemon half and scrub the copper bottoms of your pots and pans and other copper items.
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