For generations, lemons have been used for their therapeutic properties. Ranking third among all citrus fruits in terms of tonnage produced, lemons are one of the most widely grown acid species belonging to the citrus group of fruits.
Depending on the requirements, the leaves and the whole fruit may be used for their wide range of therapeutic properties, which include having a cleansing effect on the digestive system.
Rich in Vitamin C, lemons are a mainstay of any good home remedy chest.
Our experts at Nature’s Lab pick out their favourite properties and uses of lemons:
Rich in Vitamins B and C
A powerful natural styptic which can be used on cuts and grazes to stop bleeding.
Antibacterial and antiviral properties. Lemons are excellent at halting the progression of infections.
Controls bladder and kidney infections.
Drink fresh lemon juice to cleanse the system.
Lemon juice taken in hot water will ease stomach acidity.
Drink lemon water before bedtime to help relieve cramps and restless leg syndrome.
Lemons are a natural insecticide and will repel mosquitoes and house flies.
Add slices of lemon to food on a daily basis to strengthen the circulatory system.
Drinking lemon juice mixed with olive oil may help to dissolve gallstones.
Lemon strengthens the immune system and helps relieve the symptoms of colds and flu.
For liver detoxification, drink lemon juice in warm water first thing in the morning.
The high potassium content of lemons will encourage the heart action, so lemons are a useful tonic for anyone with heart problems.
Regular intake of fresh lemons may be useful in the treatment of haemorrhoids, and varicose veins.
A drop of lemon juice will also benefit ulcers on the tongue and in the mouth.
Pure lemon juice applied to insect stings will help to relieve pain.
The health benefits of consuming lemons in their various forms cannot be overemphasized.
We do hope you will incorporate some aspect of lemons into your diet as we continue in our quest to become the best version of ourselves through the healing power of nature.