Lemon trees are considered to be one of the oldest plants in the world. We all know that lemons have multitude of health benefits. Actually, many of you have probably heard about all the advantages of drinking warm lemon water before lunchtime.
Why Lemons Are Worth to Add to Your Diet?
Lemons are full of many nourishing elements such as vitamin A, C, B1 and B6, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium pectin and pectin. All these vitamins and minerals prevent many serious diseases. Eating lemons regularly every day positively affects the whole body including the stomach, gut, liver and it also improves the overall immune system.
Lemons belong to the group of acidic foods. However, they have an alkalizing effect on the body because they contain very low level of sugar and a high level of alkaline minerals such as magnesium calcium and potassium.
When the lemons are fully processed in the body and its vitamins and minerals are dissolved in the bloodstream, they have an alkalizing effect and therefore increase the pH of body tissue.
What is more, lemon peels have a great antiseptic effect, and the lemon peels are very good in reducing fevers.
How can you use Lemons for Joint Pain Relief?
This is not a well known fact, but lemons can also reduce joint pain. The lemon peels contain essential oils and possess anti-inflammatory properties which are extremely useful for nerve and joint pain.
We offer you two effective ways of using lemons which will help you minimize inflammation and relieve pain.
1. Grate the peel but be careful to use the yellow layer only and leave out the white. Apply the peel directly over the affected part of the body and then wrap with a bandage. Let it stay like that for about two hours.
2. Take one empty jar and put the skin of two whole lemons in it, then fill it up with an extra virgin olive oil. Close the jar and let it stay for at least two weeks. Before you go to bed apply the oil directly onto the affected area and wrap with gauze. Take it out the next morning.