The majority of you are familiar with the traditional uses of lemon, and use it to alleviate sore throat, or to give a specific flavor to meals. However, the diversity of lemon’s favorable properties far exceeds general knowledge. After reading them all, you will never leave your kitchen without a few lemons.
1. High Blood Pressure
The potassium in lemon controls high blood pressure and reduces the effect of nausea and dizziness.
2. Refresh Cutting Boards
Normally, you use it to chop onions, crush garlic, and prepare fish, so your cutting board has intense smell. To get rid of the smell and help sanitize it, rub it all over with the cut side of half a lemon or wash it in undiluted juice straight from the bottle.
3. Make a Room Scent/Humidifier
Make your own room scent that also doubles as a humidifier and freshen and moisturize the air in your home on dry winter days.
If you have a wood-burning stove, place an enameled cast-iron pot or bowl on top, fill it with water, and add lemon peels, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and apple skins. If you do not possess a stove of this kind, use your stovetop instead and just simmer the water periodically.
4. Remove Fridge Smell
Lemon can help you remove refrigerator odors with ease. Dab lemon juice on a cotton ball or sponge and leave it in the fridge for several hours. Make sure to get rid of any malodorous items that might be causing the bad smell.
5. Clean and Whiten Nails
Add the juice of 1/2 lemon to 1 cup warm water and soak your fingertips in the mixture for 5 minutes. After pushing back the cuticles, rub some lemon peel back and forth against the nail.
6. Respiratory Problems
Lemon is beneficial in cases of asthma, can also help you breathe properly and can reduce phlegm.
7. Replace Your Dry Cleaner
This homegrown trick can help you ditch the expensive dry-cleaning bills (and harsh chemicals). Simply scrub the stained area on shirts and blouses with equal parts lemon juice and water.
8. Boost Laundry Detergent
Lemon will turn out your clothes brighter and will also make them smelling lemon-fresh. For more powerful cleaning action, pour 1 cup lemon juice into the washer during the wash cycle. The natural bleaching action of the juice will zap stains and remove rust and mineral discolorations from cotton T-shirts and briefs and will leave your clothes smelling fresh.
9. Prevents Kidney Stones
Regular consumption of the refreshing drink, or even lemon juice mixed with water, may increase the production of urinary citrate. It is a chemical in the urine that prevents the formation of crystals that may build up into kidney stones.
10. Keep Insects Out of the Kitchen
The lemon treatment can substitute insecticides or ant traps to ant-proof your kitchen. Initially squirt some lemon juice on door thresholds and windowsills. Then, squeeze lemon juice into any holes or cracks where the ants are getting in.
Finally, scatter small slices of lemon peel around the outdoor entrance. This will send a message to ants that they are not welcome. Lemons are also effective against roaches and fleas: Simply mix the juice of 4 lemons (along with the rinds) with 2 liters water and wash your floors with it; then watch the fleas and roaches flee.
11. Treating Arthritis and Rheumatism
Another remarkable property of lemon is that it can act as diuretic, for it assists in the production of urine. This helps you to reduce inflammation by flushing out toxins and bacteria while also giving you relief from arthritis and rheumatism.
Lemon water is calorie free and an antioxidant. Lemon water reduces the production of free radicals which are responsible for aging skin and skin damage.
13. Deodorize a Humidifier
When smelling funky, deodorize you humidifier with ease: Just pour 3 or 4 teaspoons lemon juice into the water. It will not only remove the off odor but will replace it with a lemon-fresh fragrance. This procedure can be repeated every couple of weeks to keep the odor away.
14. Reduce Asthma Symptoms
2 tablespoons of lemon juice before each meal, and before retiring, in addition to a general detoxifying diet, can reduce asthma symptoms.
15. Treat Infections
Lemon water can fight throat infections thanks to its antibacterial property. Try lime and water for gargling.
16. Deodorize Your Garbage Can
If your garbage is beginning to smell yucky, here’s an easy way to deodorize it: Save leftover lemon and orange peels and toss them at the base under the bag. For gaining a fresh effect, repeat once every couple of weeks.
17. Purges Blood
Daily consumption of lemon water helps to purify the blood. We consume a lot of junk food or food with a lot of preservatives and artificial flavors, which builds up a lot of toxins in the blood and body, so this purification is really important.
18. Keep Guacamole Green
The solution for the guacamole turned brown on top can be easy using lemon: Sprinkle a liberal amount of fresh lemon juice over it and it will stay fresh and green. The flavor of the lemon juice is a natural complement to the avocados in the guacamole. If squeeze some lemon juice onto the apple slices, they’ll stay snowy white, which will help you make the fruit salad hours in advance.
19. Wash for Fruits and Vegetables
To wash your groceries from pesticides or dirt which may be lurking on the skin, slice your lemon and squeeze out one tablespoon of lemon juice into your spray bottle. The lemon juice is a natural disinfectant and will leave your fruits and vegetables smelling nice too.
20. Make Soggy Lettuce Crisp
With the help of a little lemon juice you can toss the soggy lettuce in a salad. Add the juice of half a lemon to a bowl of cold water. Then put the soggy lettuce in it and refrigerate for 1 hour. Dry the leaves completely before putting them into salads or sandwiches.
21. Oral Health
Lemon juice also stops bleeding gums and reduces toothaches.
22. Vaginal Hygiene
Preserve your vaginal health using lemon juice. Diluted lemon juice makes a safe and sane method of vaginal hygiene. Though it is a powerful antiseptic it is nevertheless free from irritating drugs in bought products for this aim.
23. Forget Moth Balls
Learn a popular French custom to keep closets free from moths. Take ripe lemons and stick them with cloves all over the skin. The heavily studded lemons slowly dry with their cloves, leaving an excellent odor.
24. Age Spots Lightening
Lemon juice is a safe and effective skin-lightening agent. To lighten liver spots or freckles, try applying lemon juice directly to the area. Let it sit for 15 minutes and then rinse.
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