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Saturday, May 08, 2010

25 Health benefits of lemons

> 1. Lemon being a citrus fruit, fights against infection. It
helps in production of WBC's and antibodies in blood which attacks the
invading microorganism and prevent infection.

> 2. Lemon is an antioxidant which deactivates the free radicals
preventing many dangerous diseases like stroke, cardiovascular diseases
and cancers.

> 3. Lemon lowers blood pressure and increases the levels of
HDL (good cholesterol).

> 4. Lemon is found to be anti-carcinogenic which lower the rates
of colon, prostate, and breast cancer. They prevent faulty metabolism in
the cell, which can predispose a cell to becoming carcinogenic. Also blocks
the formation of nitrosamines in the gut.

> 5. Lemon juice is said to give a glow to the skin.

> 6. A few drops of lemon juice in hot water is believed to clear
the digestive system and purify liver as well.

> 7. The skin of lemon dried under the sun and then ground to
make powder can be applied to the hair for a few minutes before bath
which relieves head ache and cools the body.

> 8. Applying lemon juice to acne dries the existing ones
and prevents from getting more.

> 9. Lemon juice acts as a natural hair lightner and skin
bleach which reduces the pigment melanin and prevents the risk of
chemical allergic reactions which is common with hair dyes and bleaches.

> 10. Lemon juice is given to relieve gingivitis, stomatitis,
and inflammation of the tongue.

> 11. Lemon juice is given to prevent common cold.

> 12. Lemon juice is given to prevent or treat urinary tract
infection and gonorrhoea.

> 13. Lemon juice is applied to the sites of bites and stings of
certain insects to relieve its poison and pain.

> 14. Lemon juice relieves colic pain and gastric problems.

> 15. Lemon juice soothes the dry skin when applied with
little glygerine.

> 16. Lemon juice used for marinating seafood or meat kills bacteria
and other organisms present in them, thereby prevents many
gastro-intestinal tract infections.

> 17. Lemon juice with a pinch of salt (warm) every morning
lowers cholesterol levels and bring down your weight.

> 18. Lemon juice is the best drink to prevent dehydration and shock
in case of diarrhoea.

> 19. Lemon juice can also be used as a mouthwash. It removes
plaque, whitens the teeth and strengthens the enamel.

> 20. A table spoon on thick lemon syrup everyday relieves asthma.

> 21. Lemon juice relieves chilblains and itchy skin.

> 22. Gargling lemon juice relieves throat infection and also used as
a treatment for diptheria.

> 23. Lemon juice is an excellent treatment for dandruff and greasy

> 24. Lemon applies over the face removes wrinkles and keeps you young.

> 25. Lemon juice helps to prevent and cure osteoarthritis.

> Lemon is not usually allergic or toxic to many, so why don't you try its
natural benefits first and then go on to medical treatment.

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