Friday, 1 November 2013

Lemon health benefits | Facts About Lemons |Health and beauty Secrets of Lemons

No the below snap is not of sweet lime or mosambi actually it is a lemon which is known as limbu in marathi or nimbu in hindi
These lemons are from my mausis garden .had got them during my recent alibag trip

Rich in vitamin C, lemon has many health benefits Lemon is one of those super foods with a myriad health and cosmetic advantages.
now that we're all grown up, we actually like the tangy flavor it adds to our recipes for chicken, salads,starters and sherbets ,cocktails. 

Nimbu paani, the good old humble drink has many loyal followers.Squeeze a lemon in a dish of poha and then the taste changes.
 Lemon is a rich source of vitamin C. Lemon water makes a healthy drink, especially when taken in the morning.

But now our relationship with lemons has moved from the kitchen to the bathroom, as we incorporate the citrus fruit into our beauty regimen
If  u have a citrus allergy consult your doctor before using these remedies or drinking lemon juice

health and beauty benefit of lemon

1. Lemon being a citrus fruit, fights against infection.
 It helps in production of WBC's and antibodies in blood which attacks the invading microorganism 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 (good cholesterol) .
4. Lemon is found to be anti-carcinogenic which lower the rates of colon, prostate, and breast cancer.
 They prevent faulty metabolism in the cell, which can predispose a cell to becoming carcinogenic.Also blocks the formation of nitrosamines in the gut.
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.using olive oil and lemon juice  solution will not only condition weak and brittle nails, but it will also whiten yellowing nails.
9. Lemon juice acts as a natural hair lightner 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.Massaging a combination of household staples like coconut oil, olive oil and raw honey with lemon juice onto your scalp is a simple solution for dry scalp and dandruff.
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 gastro-intestinal 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.
26.Lemons are a great source of calcium, vitamin C, magnesium and potassium -- minerals and antioxidants that improve the appearance and condition of our hair, skin and nails.

Tip:1 Keep in mind that lemon juice should not be left on the body for extended periods of time and may have severe reactions when exposed to the sun. Always consult with your doctor if you have any concerns.
2.have a citrus allergy consult your doctor before using these remedies or drinking lemon juice

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