Lemon is one of the most widely used fruits in the world. It is cultivated in great quantities in the Caribbean, Mexico, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and India. Lemon has many uses in cooking and can be found in various dishes, salads, sweets and drinks.
Due to its beneficial properties, it has been used in medicine for thousands of years. Traditional Indian medicine considered it to be an extremely important fruit. The positive effects of lemon are plentiful. Benefits include better digestion, relief from constipation, reduced flatulence, improved vision, mouth cleansing, cough alleviation, and the elimination of parasites in the intestines. Lemon is also beneficial for inhibiting vomiting and rheumatic pains. Despite its acidic flavor, lemon is actually good for treating acidity because of the alkali particles that remain in your body after you consume it.
It has been known for a long time that juice obtained from lemons has potent antibacterial properties. Scientific research has proven that some bacteria that cause several mortal illnesses can be eliminated with lemon juice. Since lemon juice contains natural vitamin C, it is far more potent than any vitamin C pill. In addition to vitamin C, it also contains vitamins A and P, as well as small quantities of thiamin and niacin. There are many concentrated lemon juice products on the market today. None of them should never be consumed before mixing the juice with water. It is important to note that the acid contents of lemon concentrate may damage your teeth.
A regularly ingested morning drink mixture of lemon juice, honey, and cold water will thoroughly cleanses the body. In order to alleviate constipation, one should resort to using warm water. In addition to treating afflictions when consumed, regular doses of lemon juice can prevent several unwanted illnesses. Lemons can prevent common colds, the flu, fever and even diseases such as malaria. It also soothes and calms the nerves and alleviates irregular beatings of the heart. The vitamin P contained in lemons is also good for people suffering from elevated blood pressure. Other beneficial effects of lemons include healthier bones, teeth and alleviation of bladder problems.
In addition to direct consumption, lemons can be beneficial in other ways. Lemons can be used in aromatherapy for example. Lemon based oils have been proven to have relaxing and soothing effects on the mind and body. This generally results in a much improved disposition as well. You could even say it soothes the soul. As if that wasn´t enough, lemon juice is also useful for treating acne by applying it directly on the affected area of the skin.
Lemons are so beneficial, you have to wonder why they get such a bad rap sometimes. Nobody wants their car to be a lemon. The phrase “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” would suggest that lemons were a bad thing to get. While it´s true that lemons may be a bitter fruit to chew on, there´s no denying the good they do once they get past your taste buds. Have you had your dose of lemons today?
Go Suck on a Lemon – It’s Good For You by Chris Campbell