Sunday, January 19, 2014



Lemon is a citrus fruit with sour and tangy taste.China,Mexico and India are the top producers of lemon in the world.Lemon juice,Nimbu pani,lemon shikanji,lemon sharbat are famous lemonades in summer to quench the thirst.Sir Edmond Hillary(first man who climbed Mount Everest) praised lemon. When ever he feel insufficient oxygen to breathe while climbing hills, he smells lemon. Meyer lemon is cross-breed between lemon and orange, which is popular in China and called indoor lemon or dwarf lemon.


Nutritional value with Lemon:
  • Lemon can cure Scurvy disease due to presence of Vitamin-C.
  • Lemon contains a very high amount of anti-oxidants and anti-cancer agents.
  • Lemon have vitamin -A which protects eyes and skin.
  • Lemon controls heart rate and blood pressure due to presence of potassium.
  • Lemon strengthens blood vessels, controls blood pressure and prevents hemorrhage.
  • Lemon exhibits diuretic property and protects kidneys and bladder.
  • Lemon juice eliminates indigestion, gout,rheumatism,cholera cures heart burns and keeps liver healthy when taken with mild hot water.
  • Lemon eliminates diarrhea and constipation.
  • Lemon peel(dried) powder when applied on head cures headache.
  • Lemon juice eliminate kidney stones and toxins from body.
  • Lemon juice applied on face will cure pimples.
  • Lemon juice is used as skin bleach.
  • Lemon zust or Lemon rind can be used to garnish the dish which helps in digestion.
  • Lemon juice + black pepper + clove used to eliminate gas in stomach.
  • Lemon juice + jaggery cures jaundice.
  • Lemon peel + rock salt+ black pepper increases immunity in the body.
  • Lemon juice extracted from 10 lemons mixed with candy sugar acts as antidote for poison and hangover caused by smoking cannabis sativa.
  • Lemon filtered extract made using boilt lemons and kept overnight will relieve suffering from malaria fever.
  • Lemon piece sucking in mouth can eliminate dryness of mouth during fever.
  • Lemon ash obtained by burning skin of lemon mixed with honey stops vomiting.
  • Lemon juice + castor oil will cure gum type motions.
  • Lemon juice + honey will cure sleeplessness and obesity.
  • Lemon skin + salt boiled with water can used for bathing to relieve body pains.
  • Lemon juice boiled in coconut oil when applied on hair will cure dandruff,lies and improves hair color by giving strength to hair.
  • Lemon skin when rubbed on tongue will eliminate tastelessness.
  • Lemon juice + rock candy + water will cure itching and urticaria.
  • Lemon juice + honey + salt mixed with slightly boiled water can cure severe cough.
  • Lemon juice + fresh cheese(paneer) removes bad odor in mouth and cure lip cracks.
  • Lemon juice with tea will cure asthma.
  • Lemon juice + salt when applied on affected area act as antidote for scorpion bite.
  • Lemon juice extracted from lemon skin when applied on body parts will cure all types of pains.
  • Lemon skin mixed with salt slightly heated and extracted juice used as ear drops to cure ear ache.
  • Lemon juice can used as nose drops to stop bleeding from nose.
  • Lemon juice + onion juice when taken at early morning on empty stomach can cure enlargement of spleen.
  • Lemon juice(4drops) when given to babies will not vomit milk.
  • Lemon seed paste obtained by rubbing seeds in water can be applied on navel which cures absence of urination in children and it acts as antidote for snake bite .
  • Lemon juice and salt mixed in mild hot water can cure motions.
  • Lemon leaves + salt + turmeric paste when applied on body will eliminate itching,scabies and other skin diseases.
  • Lemon is used to cure  paronychia. A hole need to made to lemon and slightly filled with salt and turmeric and finger need to be kept on that hole of lemon.
  • Lemon juice +holy basil juice when applied cures all types of skin diseases.
  • Lemon + garlic juice need to drink to cure joint pains.
  • Lemon juice rubbed on elbow and wash with hot water to remove blackness of elbow skin .
  • Lemon juice + olive oil +glycerin when applied cure dry skin in winter.
  • Lemon juice have phosphorous which helpful in digesting non-vegetarian items.
  • Lemon + pineapple + brown sugar juice will eliminate cough.
  • Lemon juice + distilled water used as eye drops to cure cataracts.
  • Lemon with strawberry powder used to clean tooth.
  • Lemon has Thiamine (vit. B1)(3%),Riboflavin (vit. B2)(2%),Niacin (vit. B3)(1%),Pantothenic acid (B5)(4%),Vitamin B6 (6%),
  • Folate (vit. B9)(3%),Choline(1%),Vitamin C(64%),Calcium(3%),Iron(5%),Magnesium(2%),Manganese(1%),Phosphorus (2%),
  • Potassium(3%),Zinc(1%).
  • Lemon oil is used in aroma therapy to enhance the mood.
  • Lemon dipped in salt used as vessel cleaning agent.
  • Lemon pickle is famous in south India.
Cautions with Lemon:
  • Lemon juice need intake with water because it is dehydrator.
  • Lemon juice increases photo-sensitivity of skin when applied. Don't expose to sun it leads to sunburns.
  • Lemons are acidic in nature so, drink the juice using straw to protect tooth enamel.
  • Lemon juice lose its benefits when mixed with sugar.
  • Lemon juice concentrated, Carbonated lemon juice will show negative effects on health.
  • Lemon juice shouldn't be consumed by people suffering from sensitive tooth and stomach ulcers.
  • Lemon juice cannot be consumed more than 2 glasses a day.


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