Lemons are one of the healthiest fruits you can consume. They are also pretty versatile – you can juice them, eat them raw or add them to a variety of meals and desserts. Lemons can even be used for cleaning and as a remedy as well.
One of the greatest properties of lemons is their ability to promote weight loss. Consuming lemons regularly can help you lose a ton of weight in almost no time. Furthermore, lemons are full of vitamin C and beta-carotene, two compounds who can boost your immune system and help treat a variety of problems. Lemons are also great for our skin and can also prevent the growth and spread of cancer cells according to latest studies.
However, it’s not only the flesh that’s beneficial. Recent studies have found out that the peel of the citrus fruit is full of flavonoids and even more vitamin C than the fruit. Both can help clean our arteries and prevent the accumulation of cholesterol in them. This will reduce the risk of atherosclerosis and other deadly cardiovascular conditions. The peels are pretty simple to add to your meals and will greatly improve their flavor. Grating them in your meals and adding them to your diet will also reduce inflammation in your body and lower the risk of different types of arthritis.
If you’re wondering how to use the peels, you can either grind them and apply the powder on your knees or joints or prepare a tincture that can be used topically against joint pain, arthritis and osteoarthritis. Here’s how to prepare it:
- 2 lemons
- Olive oil
- Eucalyptus leaves
First, wash the lemons well with water and baking soda and pat them dry with a paper towel. Next, peel the lemons and put them in a glass jar, then pour just enough olive oil to cover them. Add the eucalyptus leaves in as well, then close the jar, shake it and leave it in a dark spot for a week or two. When the peels are soft, you can soak a piece of cloth or gauze and apply it on the painful joints. This works best when used before bedtime – repeat the process every night for a month and the pain in your joints should subside.
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