Lemon relates to a hybrid type of trees of the genus Citrus, belongs to the family Rutaceae.Lemon called, and the fruit of this plant.The tree itself reaches 5-8 meters in height.There are trees, whose age is 45 years.

his homeland considered India and China, as well as the Pacific tropical islands.Today it is widely cultivated in countries with a subtropical climate.

Read our article How to grow a lemon from a stone.

Ingredients: vitamins, minerals and caloric

Lemon contains a sufficient amount of vitamin C strengthens the immune system and acts as an antioxidant.In it are pectin, bioflavonoids, essential oils, organic acids, thiamine, riboflavin, vitamins D, A, B1 and B2, and vitamin, which is characteristic of the citrus - rutin (vitamin P).

fruit seeds contain fatty oil and a bitter substance called limonene.

characteristic odor is caused by the presence in it of essential (lemon) oil, which is found in various parts of the plant.

lemon Calories per 100 g of the product is 16 kcal:
  • Proteins - 0.9 g
  • Fat - 0.1 g
  • Carbohydrates - 3.0 g

Useful properties of a lemon

Useful properties of lemon, the benefits Useful properties of lemon, the benefits

Useful properties of lemon are of great importance in human health:
  1. this bitter fruit has strong antiseptic properties.The juice is recommended in atherosclerosis, kidney stones, metabolic disorders, fevers, hemorrhoids.You can drink it by adding the juice in half a cup of hot water, two to three times a day, or use for salads with fresh vegetables without adding salt (only squeeze the juice in salads and other dishes to be just before use and not forup harming long feast).

  2. In inflammatory diseases of the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat is useful to rinse with lemon juice diluted in water at the rate of half a fruit on a glass of water.It is also used topically for fungal skin diseases.

  3. lemon tree leaves are used to remove the heat.

  4. Also, this wonderful fruit increases the appetite, aids digestion, helps reduce cholesterol levels in the blood and eases colic and convulsions.

  5. With yellow fruit stimulates the production of enzymes and digestive juices contained in the gastric mucosa, as a result - the body begins to absorb more iron and calcium.

  6. lemon peel has more useful features of a headache: Clean the fresh crust of white matter, attach it to the wet side of the temple and keep as 10-15 minutes.Then the red spot can be formed, which will burn and itch.Headache soon pass.

  7. When starting angina help slow chewing peel raw fruit, then it is impossible for an hour to eat and drink.During this time, the essential oils and citric acid beneficial effect on inflamed mucous membranes of the throat.This procedure is repeated after 3 hours.

  8. When leg cramps is useful to lubricate the soles of the feet of fresh fruit juice in the morning and evening.No wiping, and after drying immediately put on socks.Repeat the procedure 2 weeks.

  9. beneficial properties of fruit against callouses: rasparte feet before going to bed, tie the calluses crust of lemon with pulp.Repeat another 2-3 days, after which the steam out legs and gently remove callus.

Video: Benefits of lemon

harm and contraindications

Harm lemon and contraindications harm lemon and contraindications

Despite the fact that the lemon has a disinfectant effect on mouth and throat, everythingIt does not get too carried away rinses because lemon juice can harm tooth enamel.

Use yellow fruit can in some cases harm - cause human allergic reactions.So do not abuse them much, so as not to cause excessive sensitivity to the consumption of citrus.

Lemon can also harm people suffering from acidity and gastrointestinal disease.

Do not abuse them for people with gastritis or gastric ulcer, as it will only cause the worsening of the disease.

also these citrus should not be carried away by people suffering from pancreatitis and hypertension.

Interesting video transmission from the cheap and cheerful lemon-wizard

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