We all use it – especially when we have cold or flu and we need more vitamin C. It is also used in teas, desserts and many more dishes because of its special taste.
However, the lemon has numerous uses and has various benefits for our health and well-being.
Here are some of them:
- Relieve Indigestion and Constipation
Because of their antibacterial properties, lemons destroy all the bad bacteria in the body and make room for good bacteria to do its function. As a result, lemons can relieve constipation and indigestion. The best way to do that is by drinking a glass of warm water mixed with lemon juice every morning until you solve your problem.
- Concentration boost
If you want to boost your concentration at work, just sniff a lemon essential oil. According to a scientific research, the smell of this essential oil improved the mood of the people who were tested.
- Oral care
Lemons have the ability to relieve toothache and eliminate bad breath. If your gums bleed just massage them gently with a freshly squeezed lemon juice. You do the same thing if you suddenly get a toothache.
- Liver detoxification
The antioxidants in lemons enhance the function of kidneys and liver, so that they can start detoxifying the body. This is a result of the lemon’s sourness that signals the hormones and nerves of the body to activate the kidneys and liver. As we mentioned before, drinking a mixture of warm water and lemon juice will help you in detoxifying your body. You will feel cleaner and more energetic than ever before!
- Skin Exfoliation
Vitamin C, apart from being good for our overall health, is also good for our skin. It stimulates cell renewal by exfoliating the skin. Use a slice of lemon to scrub your skin – in that way you will remove the dirt and dead skin cells that build up on the surface of tour skin. Your skin will look younger and fresher!
- Get Rid of Dandruff
You have problems with dandruff? Don’t worry, lemon juice will help you. Just mix lemon juice with some kind of natural ingredient like coconut oil, and apply it on your scalp by gentle massage. Your dry skin will be cleaned and moisturized and you will get rid of dandruff. Just don’t do this treatment very often since the lemon has the ability to lighten your hair.
- Treat High Blood Pressure
Pectin, flavonoids, vitamin P and potassium are all contained in lemons. Potassium will prevent your high blood pressure, the pectin will help you in lowering your cholesterol, vitamin P as well as flavonoids will strengthen the blood vessels.
- Cure Acne
Acnes are a very common problem especially among young people. There are various cosmetic products that promise the solution for this problem, but is there a better way of curing them but a natural one? The lemon juice can provide that. It is a simple procedure: Just wet a cotton ball in lemon juice and apply it on the areas of your face with acnes. Do this at night and wash your face in the morning. Be consistent and do this every day.
- Reduce the Appearance of Varicose Veins
The blood-vessel strengthening properties of lemon will help you with your problem of varicose veins. Make a mixture of several drops of essential lemon oil with any kind of moisturizing oil (avocado or jojoba oil) and massage the mixture into the affected area on your legs. Repeat this daily if you want to see results.
- Whiten Your Teeth
Save money on teeth-whitening treatments and products and try this one: Mix lemon juice with baking soda. Just make sure they are in equal proportions and apply this mixture by rubbing into your teeth using a Q-tip. Leave it for 45 minutes and scrub off by using your toothbrush and water. Be careful not to do this treatment for more than 45 minutes.
As you can see, lemons have a lot of benefits: refreshing, invigorating, cleansing and detoxifying, lemons can make a great addition to your home life.
Be sure to share these 10 benefits of lemon with your friends!