Lemon is a citrus fruit with numerous skin and health benefits. These health benefits are due to the essential nutrients like Vitamin C, A, E, B6 and minerals like iron, potassium, manganese, zinc, folate and protein. These nutrients prevent human body from many diseases, blood pressure issues, cholesterol level and jump start weight loss process. Lemon also has skin friendly properties that reduces brown spots, lightens facial hair, eliminates blackheads, treats dry skin, lightens the skin tone and keeps it healthy. Lemon juice also has hair friendly properties enhances hair growth, treats itchy scalp and dandruff, and makes hair silky and shiny.
Lemon for Health
Lemon dissolves uric acid and other poisonous materials from the liver and make it work properly. One lemon squeezed in a glass of water, early morning before breakfast is perfect detox drink to clear toxins from the liver.
Treatment of Scurvy:
Scurvy is a disease caused by deficiency of vitamin C and it directly effects skin and other parts of the body. Lemon is full of vitamin C and used to treat scurvy. It is recommended to take 2 table spoon of lemon with a glass of water every two hour to treat scurvy.
Heart Rate and Blood Pressure:
Lemons contains minerals like iron, zinc, potassium and manganese. Potassium is known as the most important element of human body to control heart rate and high blood pressure. It also keeps the heart healthy.
Lemon for Beauty & Skin
Lemon mixed with baking soda prevents bacteria from teeth and make them white like pearls.
Squeeze half a lemon and add 1 tbsp. of baking soda. Let the mixture settle for a minute. Then apply this on your nose and where blackheads appear. Rub in circular motion without apply too much pressure and wash off with cold water to see instant result.
Combine lemons with honey, and a spoon full of raw milk. Rub the mixture gently on your face and let it settle for 5 minutes than wash off.
Lemon for Hair:
After washing hair with mild shampoo and conditioner apply diluted lemon juice on your hair. It will increase the hair growth and enhance shine and lustrous to the hair.