Everyone knows about lemon’s incredible benefits – the tropical fruit can improve your health and looks and is one of the healthiest fruit you can eat.
Lemons are often used as an antiseptic or cleaning agent due to their pleasant scent that can boost your mood and calm your senses.
-Lemons make you lovely
Lemon juice is widely used to bring out highlights in the hair, but it can also help you get rid of skin problems such as acne and can eliminate calluses and warts. Just cut a lemon in half and rub it on the rough spots on your feet, elbows and hands to soften the calluses and gradually dissolve them. The same method works for cold sores and blisters. Besides this, lemons can help you get rid of bad breath, whiten your nails and relieve your aching feet.
-Lemons keep you healthy
Due to the abundance of essential nutrients, lemons can treat numerous conditions and help you stay healthy. Lemon juice has been found to treat indigestion and has powerful antioxidant and detoxifying properties that will clean your system.
Drinking a glass of lemonade every day will expel toxins from your body and prevent kidney stone formation. Thanks to the purifying properties of its juice, lemon has been used to treat malaria and cholera in the past.
Here’s an effective lemon-based colon cleanse recommended by Dr. Axe:
-Half a cup of purified water
-Half a cup of fresh apple juice
-Half a teaspoon of sea salt
-1 teaspoon of ginger juice
-2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
Put the water in a pan, then cook it but don’t let it boil. Pour the warm water in a glass, then add the sea salt and other ingredients and stir well. Drink the beverage every morning, before lunch and mid-afternoon.
Start with a glass on an empty stomach in the morning; continue with another glass before a light lunch (for example: steamed vegetables and baked salmon), and finish with a glass in the mid-afternoon.
Make sure you drink the recommended amount (6-8 glasses) of water throughout the day, and avoid drinking anything after 5 PM to prevent the urge to urinate overnight.
-Lemons make your life better
Here’s a neat trick that will make your life better – cut 3 lemons, put them in a bowl and leave it beside your bed overnight. This will make your bedroom smell wonderful and calm you down – once you try the trick you will never want to buy the expensive and toxic air fresheners again.
This will also make you breathe better, and is a great trick if you’re suffering from asthma or a cold. Breathing in the fresh lemon scent will clear your head and improve your breathing, and you will awake greatly refreshed.
Inhaling the scent of lemons will provide you with a jolt of energy and help you wake fresh. Lemons have been known to improve your mood in the morning and will help you start your day with a smile.
Stop thinking of lemons as a simple garnish – this tropical fruit is so much more than that. Put a bowl of cut lemons in your bedroom overnight, and you’ll see how powerful it is.