Benefits of Lemon
Lemon is mouth-watering with its sour taste, refreshing with its scent, indispensable for salads, indispensable for soups, a storehouse of vitamin C, and a panacea…
Although its homeland is still not clearly known, lemon is grown and consumed intensively in many parts of the world with a temperate climate today. Lemon trees, which are evergreen in all seasons and whose white flowers appeal to both the eyes and the nose, are common in the Aegean and Mediterranean regions of our country.
Lemon is a fruit full of miracles with countless benefits. Considering the benefits of lemon, which is always in market bags, kept in homes, or even tried to be grown in pots at home if there is no garden, it is not surprising that it is widely used around the world.
It is possible to benefit from the juice, peel, and seed of the lemon, which contains essential substances that the body needs such as vitamin C, calcium, and potassium, in other words, the whole fruit, with different consumption methods.
For example, contrary to habits, consuming lemon by boiling it has become more common in recent years because it is effective in losing weight. Even their diet is applied because of the benefits of boiled lemon. Boiled lemon, which is preferred due to its effects such as reducing edema, removing harmful toxins from the body, and removing microbes from the body in a short time, emerges as a different way of consumption.
What are the Benefits of Eating Lemon?
- It is effective in the treatment of scurvy, which is mostly seen in the elderly and caused by vitamin C deficiency.
- Prevents digestive problems; It is good for indigestion and constipation, cleans the intestines. In addition, it accelerates fat burning by increasing bile production in the liver, is effective in digesting foods that are difficult to digest, and therefore helps to weaken.
- It provides the removal of infections in the body, quickly removes germs and bacteria from the body.
- It protects against colon and breast cancers, prostate, heart attack and cardiovascular diseases, and has anti-carcinogenic properties.
- It lowers blood pressure and increases good cholesterol. It is recommended for patients with high blood pressure and cholesterol problems.
- It plays an active role in strengthening the immune system, so its consumption in the treatment processes of diseases caused by the common cold provides rapid recovery.
- It is effective in the rapid healing of urinary tract infections.
- Lemon, which also contributes to the protection of bone health due to the phosphorus it contains, prevents osteoporosis.
- It balances the pH of the body.
- It prevents the formation of kidneys and gallstones and helps dissolve existing ones.
- It is beneficial for eye health.
- It provides rapid healing of wounds in the body.
- The calming effect of lemon oil reduces stress.
- It relieves nausea.
What Are the Benefits of Lemon Peel?
As with many fruits, the peel of lemon is generally not used and is wasted. However, the peel of the lemon is just as beneficial as itself. Lemon peel contains more vitamin C than the lemon itself, as well as calcium, potassium and high fiber. The benefits of lemon consumption can also be obtained from the lemon peel. In addition:
- Simple cures prepared with lemon peel are used to relieve knee and joint pain.
- It is effective in preventing skin cancer.
- Teas prepared with lemon peel help the body get rid of toxins and help to weaken with its contribution to digestion.
What are the Benefits of Lemon Seed?
Although experts on the consumption of lemon seeds are divided into two, the general opinion is that the seed is at least as beneficial as the fruit itself. However, when the lemon seed is consumed as a whole, it cannot fully dissolve in the stomach, so it can not be fully benefited and may trigger this ailment in people at risk of appendicitis. Therefore, it is recommended not to swallow it whole. Also lemon seeds:
- Thanks to the nitric acid in it, it opens the pores of the skin and prevents the formation of acne.
- It prevents the formation of bad breath in regular use.
- Lemon oil is mostly found in the core of the lemon, and it plays an active role in calming and reducing the stress of the person who consumes this high amount of lemon oil.
What are the Benefits of Lemon Juice?
Salad, soup, lemonade… The most common use of lemon fruit is the juice obtained by squeezing it. The benefits obtained by consuming lemon by eating are also obtained by consuming lemon juice. Also:
- Lemon juice quenches thirst when consumed directly.
- It helps digestion when consumed by adding a few drops to hot water.
- Consumed with hot water, lemon juice plays an active role in cleansing the liver.
- It is effective in curing diarrhea.
What are the Benefits of Tea with Lemon?
Lemon teas, which are a great solution for those who do not enjoy the sour taste of lemon but want to consume it for their health, can be prepared with a desired herbal tea and sweetened with honey. This makes it much easier to drink. Lemon tea, like lemon, helps to strengthen the digestive and immune systems. Teas to be prepared using the peel of the lemon also ensure that the maximum possible benefit from the lemon is obtained.
What are the Benefits of Lemon on the Skin?
Consuming lemon as food has visible benefits on the skin, and it is very common to use it in skincare with mixtures to be prepared or direct applications.
- Lemon juice can be applied directly to the pimples with the help of a cotton ball, so that the pimples are dried and disappear in a short time.
- It makes the skin look brighter and more natural.
- It relieves pain and itching when applied to mosquito and some insect bites.
- Provides reduction and whitening of skin spots.
- It gives elasticity to the skin and prevents the formation of wrinkles.
What are the Benefits of Lemon for Hair?
- If the sun-dried lemon peels are ground and applied to the hair, it provides both relief and is good for headaches.
- Provides lightening of hair color.
- It prevents the formation of dandruff.
- It gives shine to the hair.
- When applied to the root of the hair, it strengthens the hair follicles and prevents shedding.
What Should Be Considered While Consuming Lemon?
The benefits of lemon are frequently mentioned by the country’s leading botanists and chemists, such as Ahmet Maranki, or by the country’s leading botanists and chemists, such as İbrahim Saracoğlu. However, like every plant, there are some points to be considered about the consumption of lemon:
- Although there is no proven harm of lemon in terms of human health, it is recommended that pregnant and lactating women avoid excessive consumption of lemon.
- Some people may have an allergic reaction to lemon; For this reason, it should be controlled before it is consumed for the first time, especially at a young age.
- As all acidic liquids will adversely affect tooth enamel, if lemon juice is to be consumed directly, it should be diluted with water or consumed with the help of a pipette, without touching the tooth enamel.
- In order to avoid stains on the skin, if an application containing lemon or lemon has been applied to the skin, one should not go out in the sun. Since lemon contains a high amount of acid, it is important for those with white skin or sensitive skin to apply the lemon mixture prepared on a small area of their skin or lemon juice if it is to be used directly. If their bodies react and redness occurs, they should not apply.
- Due to its diuretic feature, it causes more urination than normal and water loss in the body. It is important to consume plenty of water if the person’s lemon consumption has increased in order not to suffer from dehydration and fatigue.
- It is important for those with stomach problems such as reflux and ulcers to consume lemon and lemon peel carefully, as they do when consuming all other acidic fruits, otherwise it may cause heartburn or burning.