Lemon has been appreciated since ancient times for its powerful purifying properties although today it is known more for its contribution of vitamin C.
What is the lemon
It is the fruit of the lemon tree, a tree of Asian origin and nowadays extended to most countries.
It is used to season salads, to prepare traditional lemonade (water, lemon and sugar) and as “medicine” (lemon, honey and water).
Nutritional information of the lemon (per 100 g)
Lemon offers us:
- 60 calories
- 4% protein
- 3% fiber
As for minerals, it contains especially potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and sulfur. Regarding its vitamins we highlight vitamin C and Bioflavonoids (they abound in your skin).
Ideally, wash it and liquefy it with your skin and everything since this is very rich in nutrients.
Benefits and properties of lemon
We will know the interesting properties of lemon that make it a very advisable preventive “medicine”:
- For diseases of the liver and gallbladder as it stimulates bile secretions. We notice its effectiveness when we see that it helps us digest fatty foods. A tablespoon of virgin olive oil with a splash of lemon fasting (slowly salivating) has a surprising effect on liver and gallbladder.
- Do not forget to take it in the spring since that is when the Liver needs a push.
- Facilitating the elimination of cholesterol is one of the interesting properties of lemon.
- Ideal in summer (in the form of lemonade) as it has a refreshing and remineralizing effect. Quietly replace the refreshing summer drinks.
- Lemon is ideal for combating high blood pressure because it contains a high level of potassium and a low sodium content. If we are to avoid salt, lemon can be used to dress meats, fish and salads.
- Its richness in vitamin C, its cooling effect and its cleansing capacity of the liver make it very convenient for a fever or flu. If the person has a fever but feels very cold, it should be taken with hot water and honey.
- For many gum problems since it is antihemorrhagic and rich in vitamin C (rinse half water half lemon). Precisely its richness in vitamin C has traditionally made it highly recommended to avoid Scurvy.
- Improving throat conditions (angina, pharyngitis, etc.) is another of the properties of lemon. Take lemon with warm water and honey (also gargle with this mixture).
- Diabetics would benefit greatly by drinking water with a splash of lemon (cleanses, remineralizes and stimulates the Pancreas and the Liver).
- Lemon is usually banned in rheumatic people since it is considered very acidic but it really tends to eliminate the acidity of the organism since its acids are metabolized during digestion to produce potassium carbonate. This favors precisely the neutralization of excess acids in the body, and can relieve rheumatic and arthritic pain.
- It can be of great help in some congestion and headaches if they are related to the liver (for example when they occur after a fatty or copious meal).
- Its richness in vitamin C and Bioflavonoids is ideal to strengthen the capillaries and avoid the tendency to allergies, bruises, spider veins (capillary fragility).
- The properties of lemon can help us take care of our skin. If we have oily skin we can rub it gently with a cotton ball soaked in lemon juice and let it dry.
- Those with a tendency to acidity or acute gastric or intestinal problems should avoid it. People with enamel problems or very sensitive teeth can also sip it with a straw (cane).
As we see there are many benefits and properties of lemon that make it essential to take care of our health in a completely natural way.
Did you know that lemon …?
There are many people who use it (undiluted) on wounds and bites as it disinfects, cuts bleeding and facilitates healing.