Ah, the lovely little lemon. Full of nutrition, this bright yellow citrus kills viruses and bacteria. Its fragrance promotes calm and a feeling of well-being while its oil cleans and disinfects. Lemons help us breathe easier and think and sleep better. What’s more, they alkalize our bodies to keep body chemistry in balance.
In every detoxifying drink, lemons clean the liver, fight inflammation, regulate blood pressure, and lower cholesterol. Plus, antioxidants and anti-inflammatories found in lemon attack cancers, relieve pain and boost metabolism. The fruit is good for hair and skin too, from its astringent properties to carcinoma-killing abilities (1).
It seems enough can’t be said for this sour fruit. Here are a couple uses for lemons you might not have thought of yet.
1.Lemon Salt Kitchen Deodorizer
The smell of lemon is distinct.
Its essential oil contains limonene, an antioxidant. Inhalation of limonene has been found to prevent asthma symptoms, presumably via ozone scavenging activity (2).