Lemon is possibly used in every country on this earth to provide a tangy flavor to food preparations. Its sweet and sour taste due to the concentration of citric acid has made it an all time favorite drink. But many are unaware of the many strong antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting benefits that lemon has offered for centuries. Here are few, which will make jog you back to the kitchen to prepare a lemonade from some freshly squeezed lemons.
– Lemons are rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, proteins and carbohydrates.
– They are effective in indigestion as lemon juice/water resolves symptoms of nausea, heartburn, diarrhea, bloating, constipation and burping.
– The antiseptic properties of lemon help slow down and reverse the aging process whilst clearing wrinkles and blackheads.
– Lemon water aids in fighting bad breath and stops bleeding of gums. It is particularly helpful as an effective remedy on sore throat.
– Lemon gives relief to kidney and bladder disorders.
– It destroys intestinal worms, cures hepatitis and many other deadly diseases such as malaria, cholera, diphtheria and typhoid.
– Lemon juice has a calming effect on mind and therefore is effective in easing symptoms related to fatigue, exhaustion, dizziness, anxiety, insomnia, nervousness and tension. Furthermore, it also helps patients suffering blood pressure, asthma and breathing problems.
– This citrus fruit is an useful home remedy to ease the symptoms of fevers and chills.
– Lemon also acts as an excellent insect repellent and an antidote for bug bites.
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