Sour in taste, lemon is one of the most alkalizing foods in the human body. Thus, it is indispensable for bringing acidified microflora to balance. Lemons are used, perhaps, in all cuisines of the world. “We live in a world where lemonade is made from dyes and furniture polish is made from real lemons.” – Alfred Newman
- It’s no secret that lemon is rich in vitamin C, which fights infections, colds, flu.
- Our liver loves lemons! They are an excellent stimulant of the liver, dissolve uric acid and other poisons, dilute bile. A glass of water with fresh lemon juice on an empty stomach is highly recommended for liver detoxification.
- Lemons increase intestinal peristalsis, stimulating the regular elimination of waste.
- The citric acid in the juice helps dissolve gallstones, kidney stones, and calcium deposits.
- Ayurveda values the lemon for its effect on stimulating the fire of digestion.
- Lemon kills intestinal parasites and worms.
- Vitamin P in lemon strengthens blood vessels, preventing internal bleeding. This property of lemon is very helpful in treating high blood pressure.
- Lemons contain, among other things, an oil that slows or stops the growth of cancerous tumors in animals. The fruit also contains flavanol, which stops the division of cancer cells.