25 Health Benefits of Lemons You Should Know

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Lemon is one of those super foods with a myriad health and cosmetic benefits. There are a few persons for whom it is an allergen, so make sure you are not allergic to this natural product, before you start enjoying the many benefits.

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⁠1. Lemon being a citrus fruit, fights against infection. It helps in production of WBCs and antibodies in blood which attacks the invading micro organisms and prevents infection.

 



⁠2. Lemon 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 (high-density lipoprotein) (good cholesterol) .

 

⁠4. Lemon is found to be anti-carcinogenic which lower the rates of colon, prostate, and br*ast cancer. They prevent faulty metabolism in the cell, which can predispose a cell to becoming carcinogenic.

 



⁠5. Lemon juice is said to give a glow to the skin.


⁠6. A few drops of lemon juice in hot water are believed to clear the digestive system and purify liver as well.

⁠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.

⁠8. Applying lemon juice to acne dries the existing ones and prevents from getting more.

9. Lemon juice acts as a natural hair lightener 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.

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

⁠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.

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

 

⁠16. Lemon juice used for marinating seafood or meat kills bacteria and other organisms present in them, thereby prevents many gastrointestinal tract infections.

17. Lemon juice with a pinch of salt (warm) every morning lowers cholesterol levels and brings down your weight.

 

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

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

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

 

⁠21. Lemon juice relieves chilblains and itchy skin.

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

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

⁠24. Lemon applied over the face removes wrinkles and keeps you young.

⁠25. Lemon juice helps to prevent and cure osteoarthritis.

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