After visiting some friends recently who drank copious amounts of water spiked with fresh organic limes and lemons from trees in their yard and freely offered this delicious concoction to all their guests, the following article reminded me of the value of our mutual dedication to planetary health and wellness through simple healthful remedies.
There are basic lifestyle habits that are important to incorporate into your daily life, and this is certainly one of them. However, we are talking about organic lemons that are tree ripened. If you are buying commercial lemons from the store, learn kinesiology and muscle test the lemons you buy so that you know one way or another whether the lemons you are purchasing are actually therapeutic for you.
High Blood PressureDrinking lemon juice is helpful for people suffering from heart problems, because it contains potassium. It controls high blood pressure, dizziness, and nausea, because it provides a calming sensation to both the mind and body. It is commonly employed to reduce mental stress and depression.
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Lemon improves digestion. Actually in some cases the fruit could exacerbate issues with your stomach: Citric acid in lemons can cause or contribute to stomach pains and cramps. So where does the idea that drinking lemon juice improves digestion come from? There is a study from about three decades ago that shows citric acid can improve absorption of aluminum hydroxide (the active ingredient in most antacids). I have read online that the acidic nature of lemon juice is supposed to support an optimal acidic environment in your stomach, but this is complete speculation and, as pointed out earlier, in certain individuals could have the opposite effect.
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Lemon juice boosts mineral absorption. The vitamin C found in lemon juice has been shown to enhance mineral absorption, but you don’t need warm lemon juice to get this effect. Vitamin C is one of the most ubiquitous vitamins in fruits and vegetables. We often think of citrus fruits as being the major or even only source of C, but non-yellow and orange fruits and vegetables such as bell peppers, kale, strawberries, broccoli, and spinach all contain robust amounts of vitamin C. As long as you are having a fruit or vegetable with your morning meal, then you can expect to reap the enhanced absorption of minerals at that meal.
One of the biggest health hypes about lemons and lemon juice is that they help detoxify your body. I recommend that you get very skeptical about any food or supplement claim regarding detoxification. It is such a general term that it is almost useless. The human body is so complex, what is getting detoxified? What are the toxins being removed? Where are they going?
Weight Lose with lemon juice
Lemon juice with water acts as a tonic for liver and losing weight if you take it as morning drink regularly. Adding in diet is also helpful to digest your daily food without stomach problems. Lemon offer potassium, which nourish the nerve and brain cells. The calcium builds up our bones and healthy teeth.
Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings. Studies have shown people who maintain a more alkaline diet, do in fact lose weight faster. I personally find myself making better choices throughout the day, if I start my day off right, by making a health conscious choice to drink warm lemon water first thing every morning.
Adding lemons to your water can make you feel fuller as well as reduce the development of Diabetes. Lemons contain pectin, a soluble fiber that has been shown to help with weight loss. Also, lemons can literally slow down the absorption of sugar into the body. There is even a lemonade diet that stars like Beyonce have popularized!
Cold and Flu
It can be used to treat many infections, relieve symptoms of a sore throat, hasten wound healing, and reduce a high fever. If you are having a problem of cold and flu, then mix together one tablespoon each of honey and lemon juice and use this home remedy for cure.
Add 1-2 tea spoons of lemon juice to steaming hot tea and drink it to get relief from cold.
Improvement of Mental Health
Lemon is an important ingredient to handle the psychological problems of human being. The aroma of lemon can deal to relieve mental fatigue, improve mental clarity and memory, sharpens the senses, reduces stress, mood uplifting and in energizing.
A slice of lemon bound over a corn overnight will greatly relieve the pain.
A slice of lemon bound over a felon [pus formation on a finger joint] will not fail to bring the pus to the surface where it can be easily removed.
To relieve asthma, take a tablespoon of lemon juice one hour before each meal.
For liver complaints, the juice of the lemon should be taken in a glass of hot water one hour before breakfast every morning.
In cases of hemorrhage, lemon juice diluted in water and taken as cold as possible will stop it.
Scurvy is treated by giving one to two ounces of lemon juice diluted with water every two to four hours.
In excessive menstruation the juice of three to four lemons a day will help check it. Best to take the juice of one lemon at a time in a glass of cold water.
Lemon juice is rich in Vitamin C and helps the body to absorb calcium and fight osteoporosis. It also contains calcium and magnesium, as well as potassium. Potassium supports bone health by neutralizing metabolic acids, thus conserving the body’s calcium stores. It also reduces calcium loss through urine.
To repel insects, add 20 drops of lemon oil to 1 cup of water and spray into the air. It smells great and repels insects at the same time. Another home remedy is to place a cotton ball soaked in lemon oil in your bedroom. If you are sitting outside in the evening, apply lemon scent to skin areas not covered in clothing. Or, add 10 drops of lemon oil to 1 ½ oz of sunflower oil and rub into the skin.
The vitamin C found in the lemon juice plays two important roles in combating breathing problems. First, it strengthens the immune system of the body, and second, it works as an anti-oxidant and fights the harmful oxidants the lungs produce in the form of allergens during bouts of asthma. Thus the intake of lemon juice regularly will help fight the disease
When there is insufficient oxygen and difficulty in breathing (such as when mountain climbing) lemons are very helpful. The first man to reach the top of Mt. Everest, Edmund Hillary, said that his success on Mt. Everest was greatly due to lemons.
The vitamin C found in citrus fruits is vital for that healthy glowing skin while its alkaline nature kills some types of bacteria known to cause acne. In addition to drinking lemon juice with water first thing in the morning, you can also apply it topically and let it dry on acne, eczema and blackheads. Rinse off the residue with a mixture of olive oil and water.
Indigestion and constipation
Lemon has been proven to aid in digestion as it keeps bad bacteria at bay. Add a few drops of fresh lemon juice on your food, and it will aid in digestion. Or drink the juice of 1 freshly squeezed lemon in a glass of lukewarm water after each meal. The lemon acid stimulates the production of stomach acid.
Lemons also help with regularity. Add the juice of one lemon to warm water and drink first thing in the morning.
This fruit also has found his place in beauty and cosmetics. Lemon juice mixed with honey and turmeric powder is good paste to treat oily skin and to reduce pimples.
Remove Black Heads
If you have black heads on your face, rub lemon juice on them, Add salt in lemon juice to make a paste, rub off dead skin cells on the elbows. Lemon juice soothes the dry skin when applied with little glycerin.
Home remedies for dandruff is a natural way to get rid of dandruff. A person looking for dandruff treatment can cure dandruff at home with the aid of naturally available remedies. Blend together 1 table spoon of lemon juice with 5 table spoon. of coconut oil. Apply to the scalp to get rid of dandruff. Leave this remedy on the scalp for 20 to 30 minutes and then wash with a shampoo. Lemon juice is a natural home remedy for dandruff and will clear away flakes from your scalp.
Use for Hair
Lemon juice can be used to add shine to your hair or to lighten/highlight hair color. Add the juice of one lemon to a cup of water and use this as your final rinse after washing your hair. To lighten hair, apply lemon juice to hair, then sit in the sun. This will produce lighter highlights on light hair and reddish highlights on dark hair.