The Health Benefits of Lemons
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garden-variety lemon is very much understated. Lemons are very common
and we see them everywhere. We use them to make lemonade, mix them
into our drinks to add a little zing, they remove hard stains, are
an all-around deodorizer and air freshener and we use them in our
cooking as both an ingredient and garnish. Maybe we should stop
and take another look at this yellow wonder because it may change
what you think of it. When the world gives you lemons, there's a
whole lot more you can make with them than just lemonade.
medicine, the lemon is widely known for its healing powers and is
used in many different ways. In fact, the lemon is so powerful that
it was used by the Romans as their cure for all types of poison.
lemon is often thought of as acidic, it is very effective in curing
many digestion problems when mixed with hot water, including biliousness,
nausea, heartburn, disorders of the lower intestines like constipation
and worm infestations. It is even known to relieve hiccups. Water
plus a few lemons becomes lemon juice. Lemon juice, when taken regularly
in the morning, acts as a tonic to the liver and stimulates it to
produce bile making it ready to digest the day's food. It is also
thought to help dissolve gallstones. Because of its high vitamin
C content, it is thought to help prevent and treat many infections,
hasten wound healing and temper down high fever. Lemon juice also
relieves symptoms of asthma, tonsillitis and sore throat.
Lemon is also
a diuretic. This means it is good for people with urinary tract
infections and high uric acid problems, such as those with arthritis
or rheumatism because it helps flush out all the toxins and bad
bacteria. When lemon is mixed with coffee, it is thought to help
treat malaria. This concoction is also effective for headaches.
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