Lemon, found in the citrus family, remains one of the most medicinally decorated plants in the world. The benefits of lemon are so numerous that there as still many that are yet to be discovered.
Even outside the medical field, lemon is used to clean silver buckets and cooking utensils. It is also used to clean chicken before cooking or used to clear the slimy mucous found on snails. Lemon remains one of the best cleansing agents in the world.
Besides that, it is also used to remove body odour long before deodorants were introduced. Even after the introduction of deodorants, lemon remains the best in terms of preventing body odour. Women also uses lemon during their menstrual cycle.
Apart from those listed above, lemon also has a lot of medicinal benefits that must be exploited. Some of them are listed below.
This is a disease caused by insufficient vitamin C, the symptoms of which include spongy gums, loosening of the teeth, and bleeding into the skin and mucous membranes. There is no need to spend money getting drugs for scurvy; just cut a lemon into two, squeeze the juice into water and drink.
Sore throat and flu
A lot of conditions can cause sore throats. These include but are not limited to diseases caused by viruses and bacteria. Most viral and bacterial infections begin their initial symptoms with cold, flu and sore throat.
There is a popular plant called " nyankyereni" in the Twi language which heals this condition easily when added to lemon. Take one leaf, grind and add lemon juice. Put it on your tongue and swallow it gradually.
Cut a lemon into two, squeeze the juice into water and drink it every morning. This cleanses the liver and removes all hepatotoxins. Clearing hepatotoxins from the body boosts liver strength and help heal diseases associated with it.
However, people having peptic ulcers should be careful with lemon. It can cause the ulcers to bleed. Internal haemorrhage is dangerous and could be fatal.
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