Summers have arrived and we have to be alert from sun and take care of our health. I can say Lemon is very beneficial in this season of the year.
Lemon is used in treatment of indigestion, constipation, dental problems and throat infections but it also benefits your hair, skin and considered as natural blood purifier.Especially, Lemon juice has several health benefits associated with it. There are many ways we can intake lemon juice, one of the very common drink is lemonade which helps you to stay calm and refreshed.
So, here are top 20 benefits of Lemons for your Health, Skin and Hair:
Lemons are a good source of vitamin C and of flavonoids, or antioxidants, which are thought to boost health and wellbeing in several ways.
1. Boosting the immune system
Foods that are high in vitamin C and other antioxidants may help strengthen the immune system against the germs that cause cold and flu.
2. Maintaining a healthy blood pressure
It has been proven that having lemon juice on a daily basis lowers the systolic blood pressure.
3. Maintains pH level.
Lemons help in alkalizing the body by restoring the pH balance of the body.
4. Maintaining a healthy complexion
Vitamin C plays a vital role in the formation of collagen, the support system of the skin.
5. Weight loss
It helps to reduce weight.
6. It destroys intestinal worms.
7. Lemons have powerful antibacterial properties; experiments have found the juice of lemons destroy the bacteria of malaria, cholera, diphtheria, typhoid and other deadly diseases.
8. Fresh breathe and Sparkly Teeth
The acidic property of lemon will remove all the dirt attached to your teeth and make them sparkly white and cure a bad breath
As it is rich in vitamin C, which help to treat a constipation rightly.
10. Dissolve kidney stones
The citric acid helps to dissolve kidney stones. Regular consumption of lemon juice will prevent their formation.
Warm water mixed with honey and lemon juice is one of the most recommended home remedies for flu. For best results, add some pepper and cinnamon to the above mixture.
Skin and Face
Lemon is full of antioxidants and thus, it works wonders in preventing skin diseases such as erythema and skin allergies.
12. Prevents Odor
Squeezing a full lemon in a bucketful of water and take a bath using it for a fresh and odor-free day.
13. Bleaching properties
Lemon has bleaching properties that help in reducing any spots, marks and lightening the skin anywhere in the body, especially around the elbows and makes it soft as well.
14. Anti-aging and Antibacterial properties
The vitamin C in lemon exhibits anti-aging properties which helps you get rid of fine lines, wrinkles and blackheads too. Also it reduces acne.
15. Removes Tanning
It helps to remove the tanning and lightening of blemishes.
16. Removes Dead Skin
It helps in removing dead skin and thus, helps in getting rid of cystic acne.
17. Stops Hair fall
Today hair fall is a very big concern and Lemon is very beneficial in stopping this cause.
18. Prevents Dandruff and itchy scalp
The antifungal property of lemon kills the fungi causing dandruff.
19. Act as Conditioner
Lemon juice works as a great conditioner for dry and damaged hair.
20. Prevents itchy scalp
Treats an itchy scalp as it balances the pH levels of the scalp.
Lemon has antimicrobial properties which increases the shelf life of kitchen.
Sometimes, there are greasy spots on the stove, or on the kitchen table, or maybe the dining table and these spots are very hard to remove. Sprinkle some salt on one half of the lemon and rub it on the greasy spots.
Chopping boards are often neglected, and many bacteria may grow on them. You can use a lemon to refresh those cutting boards. Rub it over the board and rinse with water.
So now we all agree the Lemons are very useful but the question is how to use it in right way to get the best out of it…
Not to worry…Stay tuned!!! for my new blog on How to use lemon for above mentioned benefits.. 🙂