More than 3 thousand years ago people knew about the healing properties of lemon and actively used it to treat many diseases. Subsequently, the scientists were able to establish that the lemon has a wide range of health-improving effects on the body.
It strengthens the immune and circulatory systems, activates the metabolism and intake of calcium in the bones and teeth, stimulates the production of stomach acid and helps digest food, improves the condition of the connective tissue, hair and nails, stops bleeding gums and rejuvenates the body releases the fat and helps to combat excessive weight.
Lemon — the best of citrus preventive and therapeutic agent against beriberi and atherosclerosis. In the Middle Ages believed that it protects against the plague, save us from snake bites. He was considered an almost indispensable in the treatment of wounds and pulmonary diseases, an antidote to various poisonings.
In folk medicine to turn a lemon in scurvy, jaundice, edema, rheumatism, kidney stones, gout, gastritis with low acidity, tuberculosis, fatigue. Due to the presence of large amounts of vitamin lemon with lemon drinking accelerates the healing of wounds, promotes more rapid coalescence of fractures.
Aqueous solution of lemon juice rinse the throat with sore throat and mouth inflammation of the mucosa. Lotions of lemon juice help to cope with fungal lesions of skin and eczema, chronic hemorrhoids, gangrene. Smyagchayusche lemon water to the skin and whitens it.
Daily consumption of a few slices of lemon is a good defense against stress, increases stamina, gives energy. Especially useful is a drink prepared for this recipe: squeeze the juice of 3 lemons and mix it with 3 tbsp. spoons of honey and drink in one gulp. If you drink this drink immediately after strenuous exercise, it will help to quickly restore power.
And here is the recipe eastern elixir of youth, which is widespread in Turkey and Bulgaria: Mix lemon juice, honey, sunflower oil in the ratio of 1:2:0,5 and take 1 teaspoon in the morning on an empty stomach.