USES AND THERAPEUTIC QUALITIES OF LEMON
In every house there is quite often a lemon, as it is used in many recipes but also in many other applications…sometimes surprising.
- lemon juice, poured over fruit, prevents its blackening.
- lemon juice, put in a bowl with water and artichokes, prevents their blackening.
- lemon juice, added to oil, salt and spices, is used to marinate meat or fish.
- lemon juice is essential to make jams and marmalades.
- lemon peel is ideal to flavor sauces, creams and cakes.
However the lemon has also many therapeutic qualities both in the fruit and in the peel. It, in fact, contains vitamin C, citric acid, flavonoids, vitamin B, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and fibers.
-Lemon, squeezed into a glass of water, is used as purification for the liver and the intestine.
-Lemon, thanks to the content of vitamin C, glycosides and limonene, has strong anti-cancer proprieties.
-Lemon is an excellent remedy against the flu.
-Lemon has an antibacterial and antiseptic action for oral hygiene.
-Lemon, thanks to the content of flavenoids, helps to counteract the symptoms of allergies.
-The lemon peel helps to counteract nervous disorders such as the Parkinson’s.
-Lemon, thanks to the content of rutin, is effective against ocular disorders such as diabetic retinopathy.
-lemon, thanks to the content of citric acid, is recommended in the gastritis treatment.
-lemon has great antioxidant proprieties and its daily use helps to prevent the aging.
THERE IS MORE !
- Lemon juice can be used to remove excess fat from dishes and pots and degrease the oven
- Lemon is used to remove strong smell from hands and from refrigerator.
- Lemon juice, added to bicarbonate, can be used as natural toothpaste.