It is a widely-known fact that lemons are super healthy. I am sure many of your love drinking lemon juice in the morning.
Lemon is the most cultivated fruit on the planet, and for a good reason – it is very rich in vitamin C, but also contains vitamins A, B1, B6, as well as numerous minerals like magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, plus bioflavonoids, folic acid, pectin, and many more.
This nutritious profile makes lemons very efficient in protecting us from various diseases, including diabetes and diseases that attack the stomach, intestines, and liver. What’s more, lemon is very good for boosting the immunity.
Freshly squeezed lemon juice mixed with lukewarm eases nausea in pregnant women. Even its smell and taste prevent the nauseous attacks, not to mention its effect on the stomach.
Lemon is a powerful antiseptic. Even its leaves have health properties – they can be used to alleviate fever.
Besides the fruit and the leaves, the lemon peel (or zest) can also be used for its medicinal properties. For example, it can be used to remove joint pain.
The lemon peel is rich in essential oils that have a soothing effect on the blood vessels, as well as anti-inflammatory properties, i.e. they neutralize nerve pain.
You can use the lemons to heal joint pain in two different ways:
-- Grate the lemon to remove the zest only (the yellow part), avoiding the white under-layer. Apply on the critical place and put a bandage over it. Leave for about two hours.
-- Grat two lemons and place the peel in a glass jar. Cover with olive oil and close with a lid. Let the mixture sit for two weeks. When the mixture is done, soak a gauze into it, apply to the sore joint, cover with a bandage and keep it overnight.