Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Health benefits of lemons we must know

Lemon Fruit

The origin of Lemon is mystery. Lemon is abundantly grown in South East Asia it has know having antiseptic properties and it was used as an antidote for various poisons. Lemon has a lot of nutritional value that is very good in our body and also in culinary.

Lemon has lot of varieties that came from different places of the world, namely Bush lemon tree, Eureka, Lisbon, Meyer, Ponderosa, Variegated Pink, Verna, Villafranca, Yen Ben and Yuzu.

Below is a compilation of Health Benefits we can get from lemon.

Good for stomach

Lemon can help relieve many digestion problems when mixed with hot water. These include nausea, heartburn and parasites. Due to the digestive qualities of lemon juice, symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn, bloating and belching are relieved. By drinking lemon juice regularly, the bowels are aided in eliminating waste more efficiently. Lemon acts as a blood purifier and as a cleansing agent. The intake of lemon juice can cure constipation. It is even known to help relieve hiccups when consumed as a juice. Lemon juice acts as a liver tonic and helps you digest your food by helping your liver produce more bile. It decreases the amount of phlegm produced by your body. It is also thought to help dissolve gallstones.

Excellent for Skin Care

Lemon, being a natural antiseptic medicine, can participate to cure problems related to skin. Lemon is a vitamin C rich citrus fruit that enhances your beauty, by rejuvenating skin from within and thus bringing a glow on your face. Daily consumption of lemon water can make a huge difference in the appearance of your skin. It acts as an anti-aging remedy and can remove wrinkles and blackheads. Lemon water if applied on the areas of burns can fade the scars. As lemon is a cooling agent, it reduces the burning sensation on the skin.

Aids in Dental Care

Lemon water is used in dental care also. If fresh lemon juice is applied on the areas of toothache, it can assist in getting rid of the pain. The massages of lemon juice on gums can stop gum bleeding. It gives relief from bad smell and other problems related to gums.

Cures Throat Infections
Lemon is an excellent fruit that aids in fighting problems related to throat infections, sore throat and tonsillitis as it has an antibacterial property. For sore throat, dilute one-half lemon juice with one-half water and gargle frequently.

Good for Weight Loss

One of the major health benefits of drinking lemon water is that it paves way for losing weight faster, thus acting as a great weight loss remedy. If a person takes lemon juice mixed with lukewarm water and honey, it can reduce the body weight
as well.

Controls High Blood Pressure

Lemon water works wonders for people having heart problem, owing to its high potassium content. It controls high blood pressure, dizziness, nausea as well as provides relaxation to mind and body. It also reduces mental stress and depression.

Assist in curing Respiratory Disorders

Lemon water assists in curing respiratory problems, along with breathing problems and revives a person suffering from asthma.

Good for treating Rheumatism

Lemon is also a diuretic and hence lemon water can treat rheumatism and arthritis. It helps to flush out bacteria and toxins out of the body.

Reduces Fever

Lemon water can treat a person who is suffering from cold, flu or fever. It helps to break fever by increasing perspiration.

Acts as a blood purifier

The diseases like cholera or malaria can be treated with lemon water as it can act as a blood purifier.

Other known health benefits of Lemon

• Lemon being a citrus fruit fights against infection. It helps in production of WBC's and antibodies in blood which attacks the invading microorganism and prevents infection.

• Lemon is an antioxidant which deactivates the free radicals preventing many dangerous diseases like stroke, cardiovascular diseases and cancers.

• Lemon lowers blood pressure and increases the levels of HDL (good cholesterol).

• Lemon is found to be anti-carcinogenic which lower the rates of colon, prostate, and breast cancer. They prevent faulty metabolism in the cell, which can predispose a cell to becoming carcinogenic. Also blocks the formation of nitrosamines in the gut.

• Lemon juice is said to give a glow to the skin.

• A few drops of lemon juice in hot water is believed to clear the digestive system and purify liver as well.

• The skin of lemon dried under the sun and then ground to make powder can be applied to the hair for a few minutes before bath which relieves head ache and cools the body.

• Applying lemon juice to acne dries the existing ones and prevents from getting more.

• Lemon juice acts as a natural hair lightner and skin bleach which reduces the pigment melanin and prevents the risk of chemical allergic reactions which is common with hair dyes and bleaches.

• Lemon juice is given to relieve gingivitis, stomatitis, and inflammation of the tongue.

• Lemon juice is given to prevent common cold.

• Lemon juice is given to prevent or treat urinary tract infection and gonorrhea.

• Lemon juice is applied to the sites of bites and stings of certain insects to relieve its poison and pain.

• Lemon juice relieves colic pain and gastric problems.

• Lemon juice soothes the dry skin when applied with little glycerin.
• Lemon juice used for marinating seafood or meat kills bacteria and other organisms present in them, thereby prevents many gastro-intestinal tract infections.

• Lemon juice with a pinch of salt (warm) every morning lowers cholesterol levels and brings down your weight.

• Lemon juice is the best drink to prevent dehydration and shock in case of diarrhea.

• Lemon juice can also be used as a mouthwash. It removes plaque, whitens the teeth and strengthens the enamel.

• A table spoon on thick lemon syrup everyday relieves asthma.

• Lemon juice relieves chilblains and itchy skin.

• Gargling lemon juice relieves throat infection and also used as a treatment for diphtheria.

• Lemon juice is an excellent treatment for dandruff and greasy hair.

• Lemon applies over the face removes wrinkles and keeps you young.

• Lemon juice helps to prevent and cure osteoarthritis.

Drink lemon everyday to keep healthy all day.

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