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Tangy lemon and 25 of its health benefits

May 15, 2009
Beribu-ribu lemon...many health benefits of this nature from God.

Beribu-ribu lemon...many health benefits of this nature from God.

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 prevent infection.

  1. 2. It 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. I agree on this.

Lemon juice can act as a cleansing agent for your digestive system and liver.

Lemon juice can act as a cleansing agent for your digestive system and liver.

6. A few drops of lemon juice in hot water is believed to clear the digestive system and purify liver as well. See above. If you have a healthy liver, it will show on your skin. 

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. Noted.

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. Old wives’ tale.

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

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. Hmm…I have gastric and lemon juice would be the last on my list.

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

Add that tangy taste to your food, lemon juice can also kills micro-bacteria in raw food. Sushi anyone?

Add that tangy taste to your food, lemon juice can also kills micro-bacteria in raw food. Sushi anyone?

16. Lemon juice used for marinating seafood or meat kills bacteria and other  organisms  present  in them, thereby prevents many gastro-intestinal tract infections. We all know this. Right Chef Nash?

17. Lemon  juice  with  a  pinch  of  salt (warm) every morning lowers cholesterol levels and bring down your weight. Nice! Will start tomorrow morning.

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

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

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

21. Lemon juice relieves chilblains (huh?) and itchy skin.

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

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

24. Lemon applies over the face removes wrinkles and keeps you young. Forever young…I want to be forever young…suddenly Alphaville plays in the background.

25. Lemon juice helps to prevent and cure osteoarthritis.

Lemon is not usually allergic or toxic to many, so why don’t you try its natural benefits first and then go on to medical treatment.

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