Did you know that lemons have a lot of uses and benefits? You probably know a couple but let us remind you how versatile this fruit is. It’s not just a healthy fruit or something that adds zest to your dishes. With all its uses, we have to say that it is truly a gift of nature. Enough with the intro, we’re sure you want to know more about the uses and benefits of our favorite lemon.
Health benefits of lemon
Before we go to the other uses of lemon, let’s summarize its health benefits. This will push you to buy more, or even hoard!
- It treats indigestion
- It is beneficial for people with high blood pressure
- It can prevent colds and fever
- It can provide relief from respiratory illnesses
- It promotes great dental health
- It can stop internal bleeding
- It helps people suffering from arthritis
- It is effective for people who would like to reduce weight
Still not convinced? Read on to learn what else you can do with lemon.
Where else can you use lemons?
It makes your hair healthier
If you are suffering from dandruff, applying lemon juice on your scalp can definitely help. This is also advisable for people with an oily scalp. And how about for lice? What you just need to do is to mix lemon juice and garlic. Place the mixture on the scalp and wash after 30 minutes. With this solution, the lice will be killed and you can easily comb it from the hair.
It improves skin condition
Using lemons for skin whitening has been proven effective. You just need to mix lemon juice with water and apply it on your neck and face like a normal facial mask. Just wait for 30 minutes before you rinse it thoroughly. In addition, lemon juice is also effective if you want to minimize the appearance of scars and wrinkles.
It cleans your fruits and vegetables
You can never tell if your fruits and vegetables from the supermarket are free from pesticides. To make sure that you are not going to ‘eat’ these chemicals, it is ideal that you spray it with lemon. If you must know, lemon is a known natural disinfectant.
It can remove stains
Who says you have to buy expensive cleaners for stains? All you have to do is get a lemon juice and salt. This can remove stains from red wine or even grease. For harder surfaces, you can just add baking soda to the solution.
It freshens your stinky chopping board
We all know that chopping boards can get a bit smelly over time. In fact, even if we wash it with soap and water, it seems nothing will work. Well, the best solution is to get a lemon and rub it on your chopping board. You will have a fresher one that you can use for your next amazing recipe.
To be honest, lemons have still a lot of things to offer. It will take an entire booklet to summarize them all. The point is, this healthy fruit is not just good for the body, it is as if it was created as a universal cleanser!
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