Lemon trees are believed to be among the oldest plants in the world.
We all know the health benefits of lemons. In fact, many have probably heard of all the benefits of drinking warm lemon water before lunchtime.
Why Lemons Are Worth to Add to Your Diet?
Lemons have lots of nutritive elements such as vitamin A, C, B1 and B6, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium pectin and pectin. Each one of these minerals and vitamins protect against many serious diseases. Eating lemons on a regular basis daily positively affects the whole body such as the stomach, gut, liver plus it improves the entire immune system.
Lemons are part of the group of acidic foods. However, they have an alkalizing effect on the body because they have minimal level of sugar and a high level of alkaline minerals like magnesium calcium and potassium.
Once the lemons are completely processed in the body and its minerals and vitamins are dissolved in the bloodstream, they have an alkalizing effect and for that reason the pH value of the body is increased.
How can you use Lemons for Joint Pain Relief?
This may not be a well known fact, but lemons could also decrease joint pain. The lemon peels have essential oils and have anti-inflammatory properties that are very helpful for nerve and joint pain.
We provide 2 effective ways of using lemons that will help you reduce inflammation and relieve pain.
1. Grate the lemon peel but be cautious to use the yellow layer only and don’t include the white. Apply the peel straight on the affected area of the body, then wrap using a bandage. Let it stay like that for about 2 hours.
2. In one empty jar, put the skin of 2 whole lemons in it, and then fill up with an extra virgin olive oil. Close the jar and let it stay at least 2 weeks. Before going to bed apply the oil straight onto the affected area and wrap with gauze. Remove it the next morning.