From treating a sore throat to cleansing and reducing bad breath, lemons (and lime) are the richest source of minerals and vitamins than any other food.
Lemon, the fruit of life which refreshes and heals young and old has been used for centuries all over the world. This fruit is known for its acidic and strong, yet pleasant taste and energising abilities. Lemons provide resistance to infections and help maintain good health.
Lemons are a valuable home plant and a useful home remedy where most of the lemon parts can be used medicinally.
Lemon (Citrus Limon)
Originating in India, the lemon fruit is used as a natural remedy and as an addition to foods, salads, cakes, fresh lemon bars and different kind of drinks with and without alcohol.
Lemons are an excellent source of Vitamin C, Potassium, Calcium and one of the most important antioxidant vital to the function of a healthy immune system. Also, lemon has the rutin flavonoid in pith and peel, which is great for your circulation.
Vitamin C is also necessary for your body to neutralise any free radicals (if free radicals interact with healthy cells in the body, they can damage them and cause a lot of inflammation).
Besides being great antioxidants, lemons also have antiseptic nutritive and detoxifying agents. Lemon seeds are also very healthy. They are antiseptic and ideal for treating or preventing Candidiasis and other fungal problems, one among the biggest modern time society problems. The lemon peel has essential oils and bioflavonoids.
- For preventing the development of diabetic heart disease.
- Lemons contain unique flavonoid compounds that have antioxidant and anti-cancer properties.
- For your immune system, whose primary goal is to protect you from illness, especially useful in conditions like colds
- Compounds in lemons called limonoids have been shown to help fight cancers of the mouth, skin, lung, breast, stomach and colon.
- Ideal if you suffer from constipation.
- Aids digestions
- Improves absorption of iron.
- Relieves flu and cold symptoms.
- Minimizes herpes outbreaks.
- Lemons detoxify your entire system.
- Benefits the circulation (pigments with a yellow colour are often strong antioxidants.
- Stimulates liver metabolism.
- Excellent for mouthwash, gargle, mouth ulcers, gingivitis.
- Helps with issues such as arteriosclerosis, varicose veins.
- Helps with acne spots.
Introducing lemon to your daily diet will help you improve your health in many ways, especially when it comes to building healthy immune system and balancing your weight naturally.
This fantastic, yet straightforward and healthy drink will bring magic to your health in the long run: It will improve and rejuvenate your metabolism, cleanse and heal your stomach, colon (great remedy if you suffer from constipation – it will stimulate your bowel movement), skin and it will refresh you.
If possible, carry a bottle with lemon water around with you, and drink it throughout the day, your body will be grateful to you.
Tips: every morning squeeze half a lemon in a warm cup of water (previously boiled). Drink it first thing in the morning and last thing in the evening.
The Lemon Detox Diet – Master Cleanse
One of the simplest, powerful and natural ways to make sure to cleanse your body is the lemon cleanse.
The lemon cleanse became very popular when it showed to be very helpful in the healing of stomach ulcers. It was first introduced by Stanley Burroughs in 1941 and first published in his book The Master Cleanser in 1950.
Some claim that with the Master Cleanse it is possible to dissolve and eliminates all types of fatty tissues. Also, all mucous diseases such as colds, flu, asthma, hay fever, and sinus are dissolved and removed from the body with this diet. When toxins are removed most allergies will also disappear, and your body will be detoxed and cleansed.
The master cleanse diet is also inexpensive. All you will need for this type of diet is enough of healthy looking and ripe lemons, water, maple syrup, natural salt, herbal laxative and 10-14 days of your time and will to improve your health. The diet itself is not expensive, but also not as easy to go through. Some manage to go through with it, and some do not, claiming it is too strict because you are not allowed to eat any solid food. As relief, you can drink as much water as you want and drink plenty of lemon drink.
Purpose of the Master Cleanse
- To eliminate toxins
- To cleanse the digestive system
- To cleanse the kidneys
- To keep youth and elasticity
When to use it: The Master Cleanse can be applied for all acute and chronic conditions, when the digestive system needs cleansing or when overweight has become a problem.
Nice to know: To apply the Master Cleanse diet, please read instructions carefully. You need to know if you are ready (OR NOT) for this kind of diet and in what way you can benefit from it. There is plenty of free information online about this diet. You can also check from Amazon about this product, reviews. Here is the link to a Lemon Cleanse book (the ingredients mentioned in this book might slightly differ from the ingredients described in this post). You can view the book and read reviews on Amazon: The Complete Master Cleanse: A Step-by-Step Guide to Maximizing the Benefits of The Lemonade Diet. Additionally, click the image below.
Even though lemon is actually healthy and beneficial for daily use, there are some dangers. Excessive citric fruit consumption can be harmful to your liver. You should avoid drinking lemon juice neat as it is acidic and it can dissolve tooth enamel. Brush your teeth after drinking lemon juice. Also if you have the acidic condition, avoid lemons or consult your doctor.