Lemons are incredibly versatile and can be utilized for many different uses.
Lemons were brought to the new worlds by Christopher Columbus in the 16th Century and were used to combat scurvy due to the high vitamin C content.
As well as being packed with vitamin C lemons are full with antioxidants, helpful for protecting against certain illnesses.
The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry states “The anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of Citrus flavonoids can play a key role in their activity against several degenerative diseases and particularly brain diseases.”
Different uses for lemons include –
- Drinking lemon juice mixed with water helps you absorb the vitamin C and helps digestion and the immune system.
- Gargling lemon juice aids a sore throat due to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
- Lemon juice rubbed on rashes such as poisin ivy will bring relief.
- Used on insect bites can reduce swelling and itching.
- Canker sores can be treated with lemon juice dur to its antifungal properties.
- Lemon juice can be used to lighten hair without harmful chemicals. Mix with coconut oil to stop it from drying out.
- Soaking nails in lemon juice mixed with olive oil can strengthen them and make them whiter.
- Dandruff can be treated by massaging lemon juice water into the scalp.
- It can be used to treat acne by applying to the face twice a day, rinse off with water.
- Lemon juice can be used to prevent browning on fruits such as bananas, pears and avocados. Soaking the fruit in lemon juice will stop it from going brown.
- Ice cubes can be made with lemon juice to give a kick to your beverages.
- Limp salad such as lettuce can be revived by being soaked in lemon juice and water for half an hour.
- Stop rice from sticking together by adding a small amount of lemon juice to it.
- Lemon juice is great for adding to marinades for added flavour and to help break down the meat for a more intense flavour.
- A microwaved bowl of lemon juice and water will allow tough microwave dirt to be cleaned off with ease.
- Lemon juice mixed with jojoba oil makes a great natural furniture polish.
- Lemon juice is great for cleaning windows when combined with vinegar.
- It cuts through grease and so is great for cleaning work surfaces.
- You can clean your coffee maker using lemon juice and water. Run the solution through the machine and again with clean water to remove the lemon taste.
- Lemon juice mixed with baking soda is a powerful stain remover on all kinds of surfaces.
- Silver and brassware can be polished highly effectively using lemon juice.
- Plastic food containers that have been stained with color and old smells can be refreshed using using lemon juice.
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