Lemon (also known as citrus) is a species of evergreen plant originally from Asia. Since time immemorial, it has been appreciated both for its medicinal and culinary qualities throughout the world.
The juice of the lemons has cleaning, healing, and culinary properties. These fruits are also rich in vitamin C, which offers 64% of the Daily Value which is recommended in a regular 100-gram meal. Lemons also contain a series of phytochemicals, such as terpenes and polyphenols. Like other citrus fruits, they possess high amounts of citric acid. As for its cleaning properties, lemon juice can be used to clean and maintain cooking devices such as stoves and, when combined with baking soda, it is an effective cleaning agent to eradicate stains from plastic food containers.
Today, we propose a natural medical treatment which you can prepare in the comfort of your own home. Lemons represent the base ingredient on which we depend to stay healthy and enhance the immune system, especially during the cold season.
This fruit is rich in vitamins, minerals, nutritional fibers, phenol composites, essential oils, and carotenoids. Lemon juice is good for disinfecting and alkalizing the water, inhibits the appetite, contributes to weight loss, improves the digestive process and skin aspect, reduces the visibility of wrinkles and cleanses the organism from toxins.
Both the juice and the peel of the lemon lower the blood pressure (blood pressure) and bring the cholesterol to a regular level, and can be beneficial in curing the fatty liver disease, according to some experiments conducted on animals. Lemon contains hesperidin, an efficient and useful composite that protects the liver.
- 1 lemon
- 1-3 tablespoons of honey
- A small pinch of cut up cloves
Mode of preparation
If the lemon is bio-organic, do not take off the peel. Normally, the skin is very rich in antioxidants that help combat various diseases and cancer (the limonene being one of those substances).
Wash the lemon very thoroughly, cut it in small to medium pieces and stick them into a blender. Add honey and the cut up clover pieces. Mix them for 1 to 3 minutes, until the lemon gets properly crushed.
Strain the resulted juice or consume it as it is, without removing the pulp. Another thing you could do is add a little bit of warm water, to drink the lemonade more quickly.
You can also add a few citrus fruits to the lemonade, such as oranges and grapefruits.
This concentrated juice is very effective against the common cold and the flu. It has multiple benefits, in the sense that it reduces the number of symptoms, speeds up the healing process, and prevents these diseases, thanks to its immuno-stimulant and antiseptic properties. It is also effective against all types of fever.
Other cases in which this treatment can be administered:
- mild or acute nausea
- intense physical and intellectual solicitation
It is true that lemon has an awkward taste, but when it’s mixed with the proper ingredients, it can do a lot of good to the overall health of your body. Follow the easy steps presented above, and you will be able to keep the flu and common cold at bay.