Is there anything new we wouldn’t know about lemon? Even if we did, it is never a harm to remind yourself how many benefits this little yellow beauty owns.
Lemon is commonly known as a small edible fruit of an evergreen tree or a spreading bush. The origin of the Lemon tree is thought to be China or India, where it has started to be cultivated around 2500 years ago.
“The citron—apparently the fruit described in Pliny’s Natural History (XII, vii.15) as the malum medicum, the “medicinal fruit”—seems to have been the first citrus fruit known in the Mediterranean world”, – states The New World Encyclopedia.
What are the main medical benefits of Lemon?
- Rich in Vitamin C. 100 ml of Lemon juice contains about 50 mg of Vitamin C, which is 55% of recommended daily dose. Vitamin C, just as the unique flavonoids in lemon have anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties. Vitamin C, according to scientific researches, helps to prevent atherosclerosis and diabetic heart diseases.
- Contains in small amounts potassium, which plays a vital role in balancing water in our body; calcium for our bone’s strength; magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, which help to boost the immune system; folate, which is important for converting carbs into energy, and producing DNA and RNA; thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, manganese, copper and Vitamin B-6 are amongst the other valuable nutrients found in Lemon.
- treats skin conditions
- boost the immune system
- regulates blood pressure
- helps to prevent gallbladder and kidney stones diseases
- manages weight loss
- helps in treating urinary tract infections
- can help to fight cancer cells growth
Take a slice of lemon in the morning, make lemon water, use it in you salad dressing, the list is endless.