10 Terrific Reasons to Love Lemons

After a heavy dinner last night, I resolved to start my day light and fresh. So I poured warm water in a tall glass, and squeezed the juice of a lemon into it. Washed and chopped basil leaves went in next, followed by a drizzle of honey and a few slivers of fresh ginger. Sipping this ambrosial drink first thing filled me with zest and zing for the brand new day. And of course you do know that warm water with lemon juice strengthens the immune system and zaps away colds and the flu!

Iíve discovered many more incredible health benefits and uses for lemons. Here they are:

  • If you are a lemon lover and use it daily, be happy! The juice of one lemon gives you one-third of your day’s total quota of Vitamin C.
  • Olive oil + lemon juice = strong nails! Rub the concoction on your nails for a few days and see the resultsóyour nails will shine with good health.
  • Rub the cut half of a lemon on your lips at night, and wash off in the morning. No more chapped lips!
  • Squeeze lemon juice into plain yogurt and massage the back of your hands and your arms with it for a smoother, brighter complexion. Lemon is also a natural cleanser, so it gets rid of bacteria and germs lurking on the surface of the skin.
  • Lemon juice mixed with rose water and a little honey can be applied to acne-affected skin twice daily. The solution clears up acne and brings radiance to skin.
  • Feeling anxious or unhappy? Sprinkle a few drops of lemon oil on to a clean handkerchief, and inhale. The oil will quickly replace the negative energy with positive feelings and fresh focus.
  • Got a sore in your mouth? Squeeze some lemon juice into a glass of warm water and swirl this around in your mouth for about a minute. Repeat twice daily for at least three to four days. The antibacterial properties of lemon will heal the sore. †You can also use this water for gargling if you have a sore throat.
  • Lemonís incredible benefits for your oral health donít end here! If you have garlic or spicy breath, drink lemon-spiked water for instant fresh breath.
  • Lemon tea calms an upset stomach, flushes out toxins, and rejuvenates body and mind.

Tip: If a lemon is green it can still be ripe. But if it is brown, there is rotódrop the fruit!

Related:
22 Uses for Lemon Peels

 

146 comments

Karey Materi
Karey Materi1 years ago

Flush out toxins.

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Karey Materi
Karey Materi1 years ago

warm water and lemon gives you a good bowel movement.

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Karey Materi
Karey Materi1 years ago

Prevents cancer.

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Karey Materi
Karey Materi1 years ago

Aids in weight-loss.

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Karey Materi
Karey Materi1 years ago

Great story!

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Mac C.
mac C3 years ago

Good uses, I try some. Thank you!

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Elena T.
Elena P3 years ago

Thank you :)

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Kate S.
Kate S4 years ago

TY

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Tania S.
Tania S4 years ago

I love my lemon!

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MmAWAYAWHILE M.
MmAway M4 years ago

tu

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