Lemons come from the citrus family, and provides a very useful and nutrient rich liquid when squeezed or boiled. Lemon juice, either when concentrated or in its natural strength, is a rich and very potent source of Vitamin C, and has many health and beauty benefits.
Lemon juice comes loaded with flavonoids, the most powerful antioxidants in the world, known to fight so many diseases, especially age-related health complications, heart diseases, and cancer. As if that is not enough, fresh lemon juice is a very useful and practical beauty product, for both hair and skin care remedies. Check out the top 5 uses of lemon juice.
- Lemon Juice forWeight Loss
Mix together a half liter of lemon Juice with 2-3 teaspoons of honey, and drink at least three times a day – preferably on an empty stomach before breakfast, lunch, and supper. This mixture has proven a very effective weight loss remedy. Lemon juice in this case acts as a natural bowel cleanser by getting rid of accumulated toxins in the intestinal walls and stimulating bowel movements. As a result, all digestive related complications such as nausea, gas, and constipation, are eliminated. Likewise, when someone is having kidney stones, the juice elevates urinary citrate levels, which helps prevent the formation of stones by helping them dissolve easily and rapidly.
- Lemon Juice for Shiny Hair
Lemon juice has proven effective in treating dull hair, and hair that is in stunted growth. The juice can be applied directly on the hair to give it that natural lustrous shine. After washing your hair, thoroughly apply the lemon juice and leave for 15-20 minutes before rinsing it out. It can also be applied on scalp to help get rid of dandruff. This is best done when the scalp is still dry. Apply lemon juice evenly on the scalp while gently rubbing it in, leave for 15-20 minutes, and wash your hair as you would normally.
- Lemon Juice for Skin Care
If you are suffering from eczema, acne, blackheads, whiteheads or your skin is sun damaged…you have a reason to smile because this natural remedy has proven very effective when used regularly. The rich antioxidants in lemon juice help flush out harmful toxins thus replenishing the skin and preventing premature aging and wrinkle formation. For best results, take a fresh lemon and rub it gently on your face and all affected areas at bedtime. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and cleanse it off with cool distilled water. Pat dry and then moisturize your face with your normal moisturizer.
- Lemon for Stress Relief
Additional health benefits of lemons include stress relief. It has proven very effective in relaxing and cleansing the whole body, mind, and soul, especially when used during aromatherapy. Lemon oil is best used for aromatherapy.
- Lemon Juice for Cleaning
Tackle stubborn stains by dipping a cloth in lemon juice and rubbing it on the stain until removed. Rinse. It’s an inexpensive and chemical free alternative!
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