Uses of Lemon: For centuries lemon has been used to cure various diseases and ailments. It is used as one of the effective natural remedies to keep our body healthy and fresh. Lemon is rich in citric acid which makes it sour and contains Vitamin C, B1, B2, B3, B5, Iron, Magnesium, Proteins, sugar, Carbohydrates and very little (0.38g) fats.
So, let’s take a look at some of the miraculous uses of lemon!
Removal of Toxins
Since lemon is rich in citric acid it helps to detoxify the body. This acidic property removes all the dirt attached to your teeth and makes it sparkling white.
Helps in Digestion
Vitamin C in lemon exhibits laxative effects and helps in easy digestion o thus it is suggested to squeeze a half lemon in food or have a spoon of lime juice after every meal in order to prevent constipation.
Prevents kidney stones
Yes! It sounds a little repulsive but it works. The citric acid dissolves kidney stones and prevents its formation.
Nausea and vomiting
The strong smell emitted by lemon is proved to be very effective in reducing vomiting and nausea; especially in pregnant women. Not only this, but lemon also helps to reduce hangover as Vitamin C breaks alcohol in the liver in addition to relieving thirst.
Foul sweat smell
Sweat smell is something everyone feels embarrassed of!
Rubbing lemon on your armpits can greatly reduce the bad odor as lemon exhibits antibacterial and antifungal properties, which means that it kills the odor-causing bacteria and eliminates body odor.
The acidic property of lemon treats bad breath.
– Take a lemon, cut it into two halves.
– Take some salt/ baking soda on one of the halves and rub it on your teeth.
This method will make teeth whiter and will relieve bad breath.
Applying lemon juice on nails can make them stronger and healthier by the effect caused by Vitamin C.
Using lime juice with garlic/eggs/vinegar kills lice due to its acidic nature and also treats dandruff!
Vessels, especially in India, have a lot of greasy spots due to the use of oil and greasy stuff. Lemon is the ultimate solution to get shiny utensils!
– Cut a lemon
– Sprinkle salt on one half of the lemon and rub it on the greasy spots
– Then clean with a towel.
Squeeze a lemon in a bowl and dab the juice with a cotton ball onto affected skin. This will reduce the dark spots.
Now that you know some amazing benefits of lemon, go try out these hacks and let us know how it works on your body and skin. Also, don’t hesitate to share other uses of lemon in the comments below.