25 Health Benefits of Lemons


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Lemon is one of those super foods with a myriad health and cosmetic benefits. There are a few persons for whom it is an allergen, so make sure you are not allergic to this natural product, before you start enjoying the many benefits.

25 Health Benefits of Lemons

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.

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.

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.

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great article!!!!! And let me add some benefits here.
Health benefits of lemon include treatment of throat infections, indigestion, constipation, dental problems, fever, hair care, skin care, internal bleeding, rheumatism, burns, overweight, respiratory disorders, cholera and high blood pressure. Known for its therapeutic property since generations, lemon helps to strengthen your immunity system and cleanses your stomach. It is not only a blood purifier but also enables body to fight diseases. Lemon juice, especially, has several health benefits associated with it. Useful for treating kidney stones, curing heart strokes and reducing the body temperature, lemonade helps you to stay calm and cool.

Health benefits of lemon are due to many nourishing elements like vitamin C, vitamin B, phosphorous, proteins, and carbohydrates present in it. Lemon is a fruit that contains flavonoid, a composite that holds antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. It helps to prevent diabetes, constipation, high blood pressure, skin care, fever, hair care, dental care, indigestion and many other health problems. Studies conducted at the American Urological Association highlight the fact that lemonade or lemon juice can cure kidney stones by forming urinary citrate, which can prevent formation of crystals.

People use lemon to make lemonade by mixing lemon juice with water. Many people use lemon as a washing agent, as it can remove stains. Lemon can also repel mosquitoes. Drinking of lemon juice with olive oil helps to get rid of gall stones. Lemon is well known for its medicinal control and is used in many different ways. As per the results reported in a study of Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, lemon provides human guard against inflammatory polyarthritis and arthritis.


i am never alone.allah is always with me
I Am an asthma partient and so the 20th one is really helpfull for me i am surely going to try this.by thick lemon syrup u mean lemon juice , right?thanks brother anwar.may allah reward you for this .iwill let you know about my asthma..

Syed S

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I absolutely love lemons. A grass 0f water squeezed with lemons really helped me out loose sufficient amount of weight.

John Smith

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I love lemons, I always squeeze fresh Lemon into a hot cup of water mixed with a large spoon of Manuka honey.

Best drink.

Also love Ginger too, i eat plenty of Stem Ginger, if anyone has a list of benefits of Ginger I would be greatful if you posted them.


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I love lemons, I always squeeze fresh Lemon into a hot cup of water mixed with a large spoon of Manuka honey.

Best drink.

I do precisely the same thing, but in cold water, and I put the lemon through the chute*, lemon froth is great. And if it's a really hot day, instead of honey or sugar, I go for salt. It's such a treat.

*But, the downside is, you've got to get it down as soon as you can, because it has the tendency to go bitter after a few minutes.

John Smith

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image.jpg image.jpg Right, I'm off to the health store Holland & Barrett to get me some Bottle & Stem Ginger to go with my meal tonight which will be Spaghetti Bolognese.

Izache Corzo

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Here is another benefit of lemons too:

Lemon juice has a very mild natural acidic property and thus it can be used to get rid of dead and dry skin cells from around your feet. Add some lemon juice to warm water and soak your feet in this solution for a few minutes and then gently scrub the feet with the help of a soft foot brush. After that wash and dry your feet completely and apply some moisturizer on your feet thoroughly. Another option is to make a mixture of lemon juice and papaya and apply it on the cracked heels, allow it to sit for fifteen minutes and then rinse it off with lukewarm water. Follow this remedy for cracked heels once in a week to get positive results.

John Smith

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You may find me slightly odd but I've always loved vinegar & plenty of it especially on my chips.

I take a tea spoon of cider vinegar with a drop of Rose water occasionally.

I love the Hadith of of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) regarding Vinegar and what a great commodity it is, he said.