Lemons have long been known to have multiple uses and provide many health benefits. In olden days it was extensively used as a cleanser and is full of essential minerals and vitamins like Vitamin C, citric acid, magnesium, pectin, bioflavonoid et al. They help in removing toxins thus keeping the liver’s health good and act as a digestive enhancer. But that is not where the list of powers that this small yellow fruit ends. There is much more to it. Let’s find out a few new benefits that have been discovered.
Helps in weight reduction: While the weight-reducing ability of just warm water and honey is being questioned, there is no doubt that lemon does help in reducing those fat lines from your waist and belly. No wonder then that it has been made an essential element of almost all the diet plans across the world. Lemons reduce the ability of fat to get clogged and collect in one place and that is the reason why it is recommended to be taken after heavy meals.
Anxiety reducer: Not many people would know that lemons are good in reducing anxiety. They have a calming effect when used in the form of balm. It has also been found to be helpful in cases of dizziness, fatigue, tension and also nervousness. Besides lemon works wonders in cases of lack of alertness or in cases of loss of concentration. These benefits could be derived in the form of essential oils found in various balms and have been used extensively as room fresheners in offices and homes.
Helpful in maintaining healthy liver: Liver is the organ that cleans toxins and other poisonous elements that come into our body through food and drink. It is essential that detoxification of the liver happens on a regular basis so that it is able to perform its functions efficiently and optimally. Lemons help in achieving that and can be used daily in the form of lemon juice or lemonade or for that matter in another form that suits you the most.
Treatment of acne and other skin ailments: Citric acid is present in abundance in lemons which is effective in the treatment of acne. Lemon juice can be directly applied to the affected area with the help of cotton and then washed after 8-10 hours. This helps in stopping the spread of acne. Lemon juice can also be used in the treatment of other skin ailments like dandruff or fungal developments. A mixture of lemon juice along with rose water or honey taken in same quantity when applied to the affected area reduces the diseases.
Makes canker sores disappear: Lemon juice applied to canker sores along with warm water reduces them. But it should be used on a daily basis to get the natural benefits of treatment. The acidic nature of the fruit could make it painful in treating these blisters, but it is the same thing that gives its natural healing power.
So, next time when you have that glassful of lemonade or those lemon tarts, be sure that you are having something good.