Lemons are well known for their health benefits. We have all probably heard of how healthy the hot lemonade is, especially if consumed in the morning, before breakfast.
We should consume lemons every day, as they are considered to be one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world.
Lemons are rich in vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, A, B1, B6, magnesium, bioflavonoids, pectin, folic acid, phosphorus, calcium and potassium.
All these ingredients together, protect the body against many diseases and conditions. Regular consumption of lemons has many positive effects on your stomach, intestine, liver, and the overall immune system.
The lemon peel has strong antiseptic properties, and the lemon tree leaves can be used to reduce fever.
How can the lemon help in relieving pain?
Do you know that lemon can help in reducing joint pain?
The lemon peel is rich in essential oils which relax the blood vessels and it also possesses anti-inflammatory properties which help in neutralizing the nerve pain.
These are the two most effective ways that can be used for this purpose:
- Grate the lemon peel, but be careful as you will need only the yellow layer not the white one. Apply the grated peel on the painful area, fix it with a bandage and leave it on for two hours before removing the compress.
- Peel two lemons and place them in a glass jar. Pour them with olive oil and then keep the closed jar for two weeks.
After 2 weeks you can use the oil: soak gauze in the oil, fix it with bandage and leave it overnight.