Lemons are loaded with fiber, vitamin C, and potassium that have heart benefits for diabetics. Vitamin C in lemons could also regulate glucose levels. Even ayurveda recommends kickstarting your metabolism with some warm water and lemon juice every morning, so why not give it a go?
Vitamins A and C, calcium, potassium, and fiber in the lemon peel can boost the function of the heart, nerves, muscles, digestive system, and eyes. Polyphenols in lemon peel are powerful antioxidant compounds that fight diseases like cancer and help manage weight. Apart from these benefits, lemon peel is an effective and inexpensive beauty-care remedy too.
From reducing heart palpitations and cholesterol to calming you down in times of stress, there are many benefits of lemon balm extracts and oils. It can calm your mind, help you sleep better, boost immunity, and protect liver and heart. The antimicrobial properties of lemon balm help treat yeast infections.
Blackheads are tiny and bumpy spots that you can see mostly on your nose, chin, and forehead. These are clogged follicles of hair. This is the reason why they appear like black dots, and hence, are called blackheads. It is a very mild type of acne that occurs very commonly.[.....]
Unsweetened black tea, when added with a squeeze of lemon, is both therapeutic and refreshing. Lemon is rich in vitamin-C which strengthens the immune system. Both black tea and lemon have antioxidants which avoid heart and neurodegenerative diseases. The stimulant and diuretic properties help increase the metabolism and eliminate toxins. The concoction also prevents one from gaining weight.
Simple home-made masks can work wonders on tanned skin. Try an egg white and honey mask. Egg white bleaches your skin and makes it smooth by tightening pores. Honey’s antibacterial properties and antioxidants can slow aging and make your skin glow. Mix 1 egg white with 1 Tbsp honey. Apply this on your tanned skin, and leave it on for an hour. Then, wash off with water and a gentle face wash.
Cleanse your face with gentle products such as an infusion of marigold flowers, pulp of a ripe tomato, plain yogurt, or a mix of beaten egg whites and lemon juice, to remove dirt and oil that can clog your pores. Avoid greasy makeup and do remember to always remove makeup before going to bed. Be sure to exfoliate your skin regularly (about once a week!).
Baking soda and lemon have potential in the treatment of the dreaded 'C.' Although further studies are required, get some of this good stuff in your system.
The fragrant lemon eucalyptus oil, derived from the leaves and twigs of the lemon eucalyptus tree, comes with a horde of benefits. It is a powerful natural insecticide and mosquito repellent, anti-inflammatory pain reliever (especially in case of arthritic pain!), nasal decongestant. Do remember never to use pure extract directly on the skin. Always mix it in a base oil.
Mix 2 tsp of cinnamon powder, a tsp of honey and a little lime juice in a cup of water. Drinking this before breakfast combats arthritis and joint pains. Vitamin C in lemon helps strengthen the immune system and reduces infections while cinnamon kills bacteria. A mixture of lemon and cinnamon powder massaged onto skin also eliminates wrinkles and lines.
Dark underarms are caused by shaving, regular use of hair removing creams, excessive sweating, poor ventilation, accumulation of dead skin cells, and use of alcohol-based deodorants. You can use potatoes, cucumber, lemon, baking soda, and orange peels to whiten your dark underarms. They all have a natural bleaching agents in them.
Starting your day with the Morning Lemon Elixir will increase digestive enzymes, stimulate digestion, release toxins from the liver and flush away fat. To make it, use 1 cup room temperature water, juice of 1 lemon, 1 tsp Bragg’s raw apple cider vinegar, 1 tsp raw honey or couple drops of stevia and 1/2 inch of fresh ginger root or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger.
The magical combination of a glass of warm (not hot) water, juice of 1/2 a lime and one tea spoon of honey, early in the morning on an empty stomach is an ancient remedy for a plethora of maladies. Make sure to drink it fresh and not to drink coffee or[.....]
Lime water is not just a tastier substitute for plain water during your workouts. It also replenishes electrolytes you lose through sweat while exercising. Having vitamin C before workouts has also been seen to reduce muscle soreness, free radical damage, and asthmatic symptoms like wheezing or coughing. Since limes are rich in vitamin C, it makes sense to have lime water before your work out too.
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