The lemon tree is one of the oldest and most cultivated fruit plants in the world, and for good reason! Lemons really do earn their right to be called a super food!
Lemons are filled with vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C, A, B1, B6, magnesium, bioflavonoids, pectin, folic acid, phosphorous, calcium, and potassium. They help to protect against many diseases and conditions, and have many positive effects on the intestines, stomach, liver, and the overall immune system.
Lemon juice and peels have a nice sour, acidic taste, lemons actually function as a buffer in the body and can reduce hyperactivity in the stomach.Lemon peels are naturally high in Vitamin C, just like the fruit inside. They also contain Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin B6, Folate, and Iron in smaller amounts. Lemon peels also contain the fatty acids Omega-3 and Omega-6. Lemon peels also have phytosterols.
HERE`S HOW TO HEAL YOUR PAINFUL JOINTS WITH LEMON PEEL
What you didn’t know is that your favorite citrus fruit can help with joint pain! The fragrant volatile essential oils in the lemon peel help to relax blood vessels and they produce an anti-inflammatory effect, making them useful for joint and nerve pain.
The following recipes are very simple and effective, and you only need a few ingredient that more than likely you already have in your house.
Here are the two most effective recipes:
1. First recipe:
- Grate the lemon peel of two lemons
- Remove the yellow part of the rind without grating any of the white pith part
- Put the rind of two lemons in a clean jar and fill the jar with 500ml olive oil
- Close the jar and leave it to stay for two weeks.
- Apply the healing oil on a clean gauze and place it on the painful joint, and put a plastic bag over it
- Place a wool or cloth wrap over the plastic wrap to help keep the area warm.
- Do this in the evening and spend the night with it. In the morning you should feel a great relief.
OTHER HEALTH BENEFITS OF LEMON PEELS
1.Lemon is also the best cancer-fighting agent. The same polymethoxylated flavones that help reduce inflammation also help fight cancer. A resent study found that these flavones inhibited the growth of a several different types of human cancer cells.
2.The citric acid in lemon juice and lemon peels can help eliminate kidney stones. The citric acid helps reduce the likelihood of calcium crystals forming in urine. The calcium crystals can become hard deposits or kidney stones.
3.Kidney stones, when they become lodged in the small diameter urethra can feel horribly painful. Avoiding the pain of kidney stones is an excellent reason to use lemon peels for a pain-free morning.
4.In Traditional Chinese Medicine, citrus peels are used to help with respiratory problems. The lemon peels tend to help with a reduced inflammatory response in the lungs, which can help with problems like asthma and bronchitis.
5.The Vitamin C in lemon peel is also good for preventing scurvy, a disease which is much less common than it used to be before citrus fruit were available year-round. An old remedy for scurvy used to be to mix lemon peel and vinegar and rub it into the patient’s gums.