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    health benefits of Lemon

    Lemon is one of those super foods with a myriad health and cosmetic benefits. There are a few persons

    for whom it is an allergen, so make sure you are not allergic to this natural product, before you start enjoying the many benefits.

    Top 25 Health Benefits of Lemon

    1. 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.

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

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

    4. 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.

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

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

    7. 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.

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

    9. 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.

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

    11. Lemon juice is given to prevent common cold.

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

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

    14. Lemon juice relieves colic pain and gastric problems.

    15. Lemon juice soothes the dry skin when applied with little glycerin.

    16. Lemon juice used for marinating seafood or meat kills bacteria and other organisms present in them,

    thereby prevents many gastro-intestinal tract infections.

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

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

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

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

    21. Lemon juice relieves chilblains and itchy skin.

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

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

    24. Lemon applied over the face removes wrinkles and keeps you young.

    25. Lemon juice helps to prevent and cure osteoarthritis.

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    Re: health benefits of Lemon

    Nutritive Values of Lemon : Per 100 gm.
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    • Vitamin B : Thiamine .04 mg.;
    • Riboflavin : Trace;
    • Vitamin C : 50 mg.
    • Calcium : 40 mg.
    • Phosphorus : 22 mg.
    • Carbohydrates : 8.7 gm.
    • Protein : .9 gm.
    • Calories : 32


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    Re: health benefits of Lemon

    Some other Benefits of Lemon :
    • As a natural antiseptic, the juice of the lemon will destroy harmful bacteria found in the cuts and other areas of infection.
    • For toothache, apply fresh lemon juice on the painful area.
    • For skin problems, the juice of the lemon should be applied directly to the skin and allowed to dry especially for acne and eczema, then remove with water with olive oil added. The juice is also good for the removal of blackheads, freckles and wrinkles.
    • Lemon juice when applied to hair after rinsing it , will give shine and volume to your hair.
    • Lemon juice helps to prevent and cure osteoarthritis.
    • Helps to prevent diabetes.
    • Lemon juice helps in preventing the development and progression of atherosclerosis.
    • Lemon juice is a great liver tonic.


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    Re: health benefits of Lemon

    lemon is very much helpful for many conditions such as heartburn, bloating, belching and farting. It is full of vitamins and minerals, calcium, and magnesium. Adding a drop of lemon in every food is best for health.


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    Health Benefits Of Lemon

    Lemon is a small, egg-shaped, edible citrus fruit with a yellow rind and a juicy, sour pulp, rich in ascorbic acid. Not known to everyone lemon has got numerous health benefits.

    Have a look on some of is health benefits:

    a) Add the juice of half a lemon to the early morning tumbler of hot or cold water, for a clear complexion.

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

    c) The high vitamin C content of the lemon has been used for hundreds of years to ward off scurvy among sailors and travelers. There is little sodium, so the fruit is good as a flavoring for those on a low salt diet.

    d) Have sore feet? Try soaking them in warm water and rub them further with freshly squeezed lemon juice. While hot water opens pores, lemon juice provides a cooling and astringent effect. Apart from foot relaxation, this method is also believed to induce sound sleep as it has a relaxing effect on your foot nerves.

    e) Lemons can be rubbed directly onto skin and left for about 2 hours before rinsing. This is good to reduce wrinkles and treat blemishes. The treatment will work better if followed by olive oil after rinsing. It works by speeding up skin renewal and uncovering a fresh new layer of skin. However, it is important not to do this before going out in the sun as it will have a bleaching effect.

    f) 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.

    g) Lemon has been used for many years in gout and rheumatism. Lemon-juice is a diuretic. It, therefore, gives relief in kidney and bladder disorders. It has been used in destroying intestinal worms. It prevents vomiting and helps to cure hepatitis and other innumerable diseases.

    h) The most valuable ingredient of lemon, next to vitamin C, is citric acid, of which it contains 7.2 per cent. Lemon contains more potassium than apple or grapes, which is beneficial to the heart.



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    Re: Health Benefits Of Lemon

    Nice info dear. Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: health benefits of Lemon

    Freshly squeezed orange juice is the best for the human body.Lemon juice is help to stable stamina level in our body.We get many vitamins C from orange juice.Lemon juice is the help to far from different disease.

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    Re: health benefits of Lemon

    Thank you for providing such a beautiful discription about lemon.One thing i make it clear that lemon and melon are not the same.Melon is water melon and its used in reducing body heat.

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    Re: health benefits of Lemon

    informative post Sakthi and Nish...
    evlo medicinal values....!!

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