The small-looking lemon is a treasure of medicinal properties. Its juice is used to make a variety of refreshing drinks ranging from savory dishes. Even though lemon is sour in taste, the benefits of lemon are many. The use of lemon can be beneficial for the body in many ways
Lemon is especially used for its sour juice. It has many medicinal properties. It is rich in Vitamin-C. In addition, it also contains nutrients like calcium, potassium, fiber. In addition, it is also rich in anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. At the same time, it can be useful in cleansing the blood and also in the case of asthma. We will learn more about these in further detail. Let’s know what happens by eating lemon.
Benefits of Lemon
The benefits of lemon to lose weight
According to a study done on mice published on the website of the National Center for Biotechnology Information, polyphenols present in lemons can control growing obesity. These polyphenols are considered effective to prevent the accumulation of excess fat in the body . According to another study conducted on the same subject, lemon in the form of detox drinks can help reduce fat from the body. In addition, consuming lemon juice with lukewarm water may be more useful. Actually, lemon juice if consumed with lukewarm water, it promotes digestion and can be helpful in reducing weight by improving metabolic rate.
In addition, lemon has also been considered a good source of vitamin-C and vitamin-C is considered the most important element for weight loss. Not only this, many people also consume honey in lemonade for weight loss, which can be a safe home remedy for weight loss. However, it is also necessary to pay attention to diet and exercise.
Lemon for Fever
There may be several reasons behind fever, of which bacterial and viral infections are prominent. In such a situation, lemon consumption can be helpful here. Many people also use lemon as a home remedy for fever. If we talk about the properties of lemon, then it is rich in vitamin-C and it can help in preventing infection caused by bacteria and viruses. Although there is a lack of precise scientific research on this, but as it contains vitamin-C, lemon intake may be beneficial as a home remedy to improve immunity and prevent fever. In addition, lemon can also be used for common sore throat.
Lemon for the heart
Lemon juice can also play an important role in keeping the heart healthy. As we mentioned, lemon is a major source of vitamin-C and vitamin-C rich foods can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Many times the problem of blood pressure can also cause heart disease. As such, some scientific studies suggest that vitamin C also works to control blood pressure, which may be beneficial for the heart. At the same time, citric fruits like lemons are rich in flavonoids, which can help in the treatment of atherosclerosis (plaque formation in the arteries). As far as the ability of citrus flavonoids is concerned, it can act to improve oxidative stress, hyperlipidemia (Hyperlipidemia – accumulated fat in the blood), reduce inflammation, arterial blood pressure and lipid metabolism. Lemons can be added to daily life to keep the heart healthy.
Lemon for Kidney Stone
Those who have kidney stone problems can add lemon to their diet. Indeed, citrate properties present in lemons may prevent stone formation. Even though its nature is acidic, it gives alkaline effect in the body and can act as a cleanser for kidney. In such a situation, consuming plenty of water as well as lemonade can be beneficial. Nevertheless, it is better to get medical advice in this regard.
Lemons to prevent anemia
If the body does not get the right amount of iron, there may be an increased risk of anemia. According to a study published on the NCBI website, if a diet containing vitamin-C along with iron-rich foods is consumed, it can help in the correct absorption of iron in the body. In this situation, lemon with an iron-rich diet, which is a vitamin-C rich food can be beneficial and can prevent the risk of anemia.
If the immunity power of the person is right, then the person’s body can avoid the risk of diseases. In this case, vitamin C can be very helpful in improving immunity. Vitamin-C can protect the body from many physical problems. In such a situation, lemon can be included in the diet as a home remedy to improve immunity, protect yourself from disease.
Some domestic use of lemon-
Collect the peels of lemonade, which come out of the juice, and dry them in the sun. Filter and grind at least 2 times with a thin cloth. If desired, add some finely ground sifted salt to it. By brushing the teeth with this brush, the teeth are cleaned and the smell of the mouth and breath also ends.
Protects from acne – Rubbing one and a half teaspoon of lemon in one and a half teaspoon of cream, rubbing it on the mouth daily, cleanses the face, makes the face soft and gets rid of pimples. This experiment should be done for about one month.
Protect against constipation– Get up early in the morning and drink one lemon and a little salt in 2 glasses of water. If there is chronic constipation, it should be done in the morning and evening. Will get rid of constipation. Apart from this, care should be taken of digestible, light and proper food. One should avoid the consumption of over-fried, sour, strong, spicy and cold foods.
Indigestion – Indigestion due to improper eating and lack of appropriate increases the acidity in the body and results in sour belts. In such a situation, drinking lemon juice, sugar and a little salt in water provides relief.
Vomiting – Grind the juice of half a lemon, a little cumin and a cardamom in half a cup of water. After two-two hours, drinking it stops vomiting.
Stomach ache– Grind finely after taking equal amount of salt, celery, cumin and sugar. Mixing some lemon juice in it and eating it with lukewarm water provides relief.
Diarrhea– In case of thin stools with bad odor, squeeze lemon in ordinary cold milk and drink immediately. Mix lemon juice in water and drink it 5–6 times a day, it will provide relief.
Nausea – An increase in bile causes nausea. For this, drinking sugar and lemon juice in fresh water is beneficial. In winter, lukewarm water should be used.
Throat – Gargle after 2–2 hours by mixing lemon juice and some salt in lukewarm water. This will fix the throat.
Nervousness and burning sensation of chest– Drinking half or one lemon in a glass of cold or plain water provides relief.
Mouth odor– Rinse well by squeezing half a lemon in one or half cup of water. Rotate the water inside the mouth. Apart from removing the bad smell of the mouth, it will also benefit the teeth and gums.
Toothache – Grind 2 cloves of cloves and add lemon juice to it and rub it gently on the affected teeth or teeth. Similarly, rubbing soda on food is also beneficial.
Take 2–4 drops of lemon on tonsils of tonsils or mint-pineapple and consume it.
Dizzy head– If you have dizzy head due to indigestion or gas, mixing lemon juice in one cup of hot water and drinking it 8 to 10 days is beneficial.
Joint pain- Massaging lemon juice on affected limb and drinking lemon water is beneficial.
Applying spleen-Lahori salt (rock salt) on lemon and taking it for a few days is beneficial.
Bloody Piles– Cut one lemon and apply a piece of catechu (used in betel) in both its parts and keep it on the roof at night. Suck both pieces in the morning. Use it for about a week, it will help.
Mix lemon juice with crushed salmon and apply on the affected area. There will be profit in few days.
In this way, lemon has become an extremely beneficial fruit in various forms. Eating lemon juice and a little salt in grated ginger during meals can be relieved by eating various diseases. Lemon juice should be consumed in pulses. Consuming cold lime water in place of the popular synthetic soft drinks is safe and stimulating. Applying a little water mixed with lemon juice in the head and massaging it with fingertips, strengthens hair roots, smooths blood circulation and stops hair fall. Later the head should be washed with Shikakai, Reetha or Multani soil. Old lemon pickle is delicious as well as beneficial in stomach ache and indigestion.
How to use Lemon
- Lemon can be used as a juice.
- Lemon juice can be used in salads.
- Can drink lemon tea.
- Lemon can be used to make soda or mojito. Many people consume lemon soda after eating food for the benefit of drinking lemon water.
- If there is a gas problem, you can lick half a lemon by adding celery and then heating it on a pan.
- Lemon pickle can be made.
- You can apply lemon juice on acne or stretch marks.
- Many people also use lemon juice to remove dandruff.
- You can add lemon juice while applying henna on the hair.
- Lemons can be used to clean the fridge or microwave.
- Lemon juice can also be used to clean clothes.
Vaidya Karanvir Singh is the younger Vaidya in Chandigarh Ayurved & Panchakarma Centre. He is the fourth generation in his family who is practicing as a general consultant in Ayurved & Panchakarma treatment at Chandigarh. In his practice, he had treated more than 1000 plus patients worldwide.