Hands down lemons are a superfood. They not only spice up dishes, but boast a ton of therapeutic properties that help treat many ailments and conditions. The health benefits of lemons are due to its many nourishing elements like antioxidant-rich, cancer-fighting flavonoids, infection-fighting vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin E, protein, folate, niacin thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, fiber, copper, calcium, folate, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, phosphorus, citric acid, pectin, and limonene. Lemons also contain flavonoids, which contain antioxidant and cancer fighting properties. Here are 35 ailments that can be treated by lemons and lemon juice.
Drink the freshly squeezed juice of 1 lemon in a glass of lukewarm water 3 times a day to relive pain. For severe pain, add the juice of 2 lemons 3 times a day. Lemon oil also has pain-relieving qualities. To inhibit inflammation and ease pain, massage the affected area daily with several drops of lemon oil mixed with 1 TBSP. (15ml) of jojoba oil.
2. Throat Infections
Due to its antibacterial and infection-fighting vitamin C content, lemon juice mixed with honey alleviates a sore throat. Or, add the juice of 1 lemon and 1 tsp. (5ml) of sea salt to 1 cup (250ml) lukewarm water and gargle three times a day for a minute.
3. Flu/Fever/Common Cold
The immune-boosting vitamin C and antiviral properties in lemon juice helps treat the common cold, flu, chills and fever by increasing perspiration and lowering body temperature. Add the juice of a lemon to a cup of hot water with honey and drink at once, then every 2 hours until the fever or chill subsides.
4. Upset Stomach
Replace caffeinated drinks and start your day off with hot water and fresh lemon juice to stimulate your digestive track and add vitamin C. It cleanses your stomach and helps against indigestion and constipation.
5. Internal Bleeding
Lemons’ antiseptic and coagulant properties can stop internal bleeding and nose bleeds.
Studies show that lemons protect against inflammatory polyarthritis and arthritis. They also act as a diuretic that can treat rheumatism and arthritis by flushing out bacteria and toxins from the body.
7. Respiratory Disorders
Lemon juice helps relieve respiratory and breathing problems, such as asthma.
As a blood purifier diseases like cholera and malaria can be treated with lemon juice.
9. Healing Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Potassium in lemon juice helps relieve heart conditions. It’s calming sensation also helps with hypertension, dizziness, nausea, mental stress, and depression.
10. Inflammation Relief/Itching
The anti-inflammatory and anesthetic effects of lemon help soothe insect-bitten skin.
11. kidney Stones
Lemonade/ lemon juice can eliminate kidney stones by forming urinary citrate, which prevents the formation of crystals.
12. Gall Stones
Drinking lemon juice with olive oil helps to dispose of gall stones.
Lemon cannot cure Malaria, but aids in its treatment.
14. Anticancer Properties
Studies support the anticancer activity of citrus liminoids — compounds that protect your cells from damage that can lead to cancer cell formation.
15. Potassium Power
Lemons offer 80 milligrams of potassium that helps your body stay nimble and strong.
16. Balance pH
Lemons are a good source of an alkaline food that helps balance your body’s pH.
17. High Cholesterol
Pectin and other metabolism and circulation-enhancing nutrients of lemons help lower cholesterol.
Lemons also help in the following areas:
18. Liver Cleanser
20. Reducing Strokes
21. DNA Cell Protection
22. Immune System Regulation
Lemon juice helps fade old burn scars or cool skin when you have a burn.
24. Dental Problems
Lemons are frequently used in dental care to cleanse teeth. Fresh lemon juice helps toothache, gum bleeding, odors from gum diseases, and halitosis.
25. Hair Care
Lemon juice has proven itself in the treatment of hair care. Applied to the scalp, the juice can treat dandruff, hairloss and other problems.
26. Skin Care/Acne
A lemon’s citric acid and vitamin C make it a natural antiseptic that can cure skin problems from acne to eczema to removing blackheads, and reducing sunburn pain. It is also an anti-aging remedy removing wrinkles.
27. Corns and Calluses
Lemon juice dissolves lumps on the skin where it has hardened — like the soles of the feet and the palms of the hands.
28. Blood Purifier
Fresh lemon soda (lime soda) after a meal acts as a blood purifier and a cleansing agent.
29. Varicose Veins
Lemon oil has vessel-strengthening properties that help fight varicose and spider veins.
30. Washing Agent
Many people use lemon as a washing agent, owing to its ability to remove stains.
31. Mosquito Repellent
The scent of lemons can repel mosquitoes.
Lemonade helps you to stay calm and cool. As an aromatic and antiseptic agent it is also useful in foot relaxation. Lemon balm also calms and may help fight exhaustion, dizziness, tension, and anxiety.
33. Obesity/Weight Loss
Lemon juice with lukewarm water and honey help reduce body weight. Lemon juice contains pectin, a soluble fiber that has been shown to aid in weight-loss.
34. Fight Fatigue
Lemon oil added to a water-filled aromatherapy lamp stimulates brain activity if you’re tired or cannot concentrate. Or drink a glass of lemon water every few hours.
Lemon balm combined with other calming herbs (hops, chamomile, valerian, etc.) helps reduce anxiety and promote sleep.
Lemon are nature’s godsend, especially as a solution to many health-related problems due to its antiseptic and natural medications. Eat a quarter to a half of a lemon a day and you’ll achieve maximum benefits from this powerful little fruit!