Lemon – Beneficial and harmful properties of lemon
A small evergreen fruit tree up to 8m, with spreading or pyramidal crown.
The leaves are leathery, green, length 10-15 cm, width 5-8 cm Flowers axillary, solitary or paired. Fruit length of 6-9 cm, diameter of 4-6 cm, ovate or oval, with the nipple at the apex, light yellow, parting with hard lumpy or foveate cortex containing many glands with essential oil. The inner part of the fetus with multiple nests. Seeds ovoid, yellow-green or white, in the context of greenish.
The birthplace of lemon are considered tropical and subtropical China, India and Burma. At present it is cultivated in Mediterranean Countries, USA, in the Caucasus.
From the get lemon essential oil, lemon juice, citric acid and p. R. So to produce 1 kg of essential oil you want the crust to about 3000 lemons, pulp of lemons used to produce citric acid.
Lemons, bring them to the places where they grow, often bitter taste. This is because their tear even before puberty. The therapeutic value of such lemons cannot be compared with the Mature, who have refined, delicate and very pleasant taste.
The beneficial properties of lemon
The fruit of the lemon is rich in alkaline elements, and contain up to 8% of organic acids (mainly citric), up to 3% of sugars, nitrogenous substances, mineral substances, including salts of potassium and copper. vitamins A. W. R. (90-100mg/%), volatile, etc. the Peel of the lemons and leaves contain essential oil. Fresh lemon juice is rich in vitamin C. but most of this vitamin is destroyed by prolonged storage under the influence of air. Lemons contain vitamins R. Its deficiency in the body can result in a swelling of the brain or bleeding caused by the breakage of capillaries, bruising, pain in the legs, fatigue, General weakness. Remember that frozen fruits vitamin P (citrin) may not be.
Pectin contained in the lemon, have the ability to excrete heavy metals.
Juice of one lemon contains 33% of the daily requirement of vitamin C, and 1 tablespoon lemon peel – 13%.
The chemical composition of lemon juice is very rich in organic potassium, which is so necessary for normal functioning of cardiovascular system and kidneys. Lemon juice is a source of citrine. This material, combined with vitamin C, beneficial effects on redox processes in the body, metabolism, and strengthens and makes the elastic walls of blood vessels. Therefore, when atherosclerosis, lemon juice include a variety of recipes.
Lemon is an excellent antibacterial agent, he will help to destroy up to 12 different bacteria. The lemon was more effective against influenza, it should be put in a tea of sage, mint, horsetail, plantain. This mixture helps to maintain the calcium content in the body at the right level.
Lemon restores the digestive process, helps to eliminate slag accumulations from the intestines. Included in the composition of mixtures for the treatment of infections of the throat and respiratory tract. Eases headaches and migraines. Is a diuretic. Eliminates rashes of various origins, boils. Used for oral hygiene.
Although lemon is a very acidic fruit, it has the opposite effect on the stomach – reduces acidity. Lemon juice and rind antiseptic action. And the leaves of the lemon tree are used for relieving fever. Lemon is rich in vitamin C which strengthens the immune system and acts as an antioxidant.
Lemon, like all citrus, good anti-putrefactive processes, especially in the liver. In many cases, it helps to remove the deposits of toxic substances that cannot be derived any other way. Lemon drinks help when you want to free the body of toxins. Juice of a small lemon and raw egg yolks added to a glass of orange juice, excellent laxative and is a very nutritious drink.
The lemon is used in folk medicine of many countries for the treatment of various diseases: scurvy, jaundice, dropsy, kidney disease, tuberculosis, heart rate, gastric catarrh, hemorrhoids, acute rheumatism, gout, aches and backache. Italian folk medicine recommends a decoction of lemon (with peel) as a good remedy for the treatment of malaria. Widely used lemon as a preventive and therapeutic agent for atherosclerosis.
Ancient physicians used the lemon for the treatment of various female diseases. Avicenna, for example, used lemon to relieve morning sickness in pregnant women.
Nutritionists advise to mix the lemon juice with honey. what blunts excessive acid.
Lemon juice is recommended for atherosclerosis, gastrointestinal tract, kidney stones, metabolism, hemorrhoids, fever. It can be drunk, adding the juice of 0.5 a lemon in 1/2 Cup of hot water, 2-3 times a day, and salads made from fresh vegetables without adding salt.
Lemon juice diluted in water (0.5 lemon in 1/2 Cup water), useful to rinse with angina, and inflammatory diseases of the mucous membranes of the mouth and pharynx. The juice can be used as an external medicine for fungal skin diseases.
Fresh lemon peel inhibits the formation of intestinal gas. In addition, it is a tonic, has a positive effect on the digestion, due to containing of bitterness, is considered a good antiseptic and cleanser of the intestines and the blood, which is connected with its aromatic substances.
Antiseptic and antibacterial properties of lemon essential oil are not equal.
Strong citrus aroma of lemon improves mood, tones and inspiring. Has disinfectant properties, is used for purification and deodorization of air.
If you have free time, will help the lemon, it will reduce the amount of night sleep and you will sleep well, and the morning will meet not only cheerful, but also joyful, you have lost the desire to snack in between main meals, you will feel satiety, although your diet will decrease. Indian yogis call a lemon a universal remedy to maintain health. Everyone, they say, have to train yourself to eat at least one lemon a day or consume the juice of one lemon.