6. Detoxifies Your Liver
Lemon enhances your liver’s ability to filter out unwanted toxins by increasing enzyme function and stimulating your liver. A 2005 study published in BMC Pharmacology, shows that hesperidin demonstrates the ability to protect your liver from damage, even by potent toxins (25).
7. Cleanses your Bowels.
8. Decreases Stress and Improve Mood.
While no one will argue that drinking a nice cool glass of lemonade on a sweltering summer day can lighten your mood, science actually proves that smelling lemon essential oil “alleviates both physical and psychological stress.” (27)
9. Improves Satiety
The pectin in lemon pulp not only keeps you feeling full longer, but it feeds friendly bacteria in your gut, thus promoting good health and decreased risk of disease (28).
Other health benefits include treatment of throat infections, indigestion, dental issues, fevers, internal bleeding, rheumatism, burns, respiratory disorders, and cholera.
It’s also claimed lemons can benefit your hair and skin, as well as cleanse your stomach and purify your blood.