How To Use Lemon as a Medicine

Lemon is rich in vitamin C, pectin and calcium oxalate. Essential oils found in lemon peel have pleasant smell and bitter taste. They contain limonene, citral, sugar, potassium, phosphorus, lemon and malic acid.

Best results are provided when both fruit and leaves are ripe.

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Preparation and Use

Lemon juice has a lot of healing properties, and the list seem to be never-ending. We have listed some of its most important benefits:

  • -Reduces blood sugar
  • -- Reduces harmful acids and bacteria
  • -- Cures colds
  • -- Chest diseases
  • -- Eliminates uric acid from the blood
  • -- Cleanses the glands
  • -- Prevents bleeding
  • -- Prevents inflammations
  • -- Prevents rheumatic pain
  • -- Malaria
  • -- Scurvy
  • -- Improves heart function

Rheumatism: Consume lemon juice every day (use about 3 lemons per day). Lemon juice is also good in treating liver and kidney diseases, and it is also known as a powerful calming remedy.

Heart: Squeeze 3 lemons and add a teaspoon of salt to the lemon juice. Put the mixture in a small bottle and shake until you see some white bubbles on the surface. Drink a tablespoon of the remedy every hour.

Colds -- Make yourself a tea using equal parts of dry lemon peel, dry orange peel and thyme. Add 2 tablespoons of the mixture in a liter of water and boil for 2 minutes. Cover the tea and filter after 20 minutes. You can also add a teaspoon of honey.

Lemon leaves can be combined with any other herb.

Dandruff and Seborrhea: Apply some lemon juice on the hair roots and gently massage the scalp. Leave the juice for half an hour then rinse. Repeat the procedure twice a week. To prevent hair breakage, add a few drops of any kind of oil (flaxseed, sesame, wort, thyme, etc.) in the water.