Lemon the All-rounder fruit

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Lemon is a very versatile fruit. Lemon comes from citrus family. It is an evergreen fruit. It has an excess amount of vitamin C. There is a huge variety of lemons in the world. Every country has its own kind of lemon production. Lemon comes in green or yellow in color but it varies in sizes. Lemons have round shape some are small and some a big one. You can easily grow lemon at your home garden. Lemon plant has white flowers.

Lemon is an all-rounder fruit. It benefits you in every possible area. You name the problem and it has its solution. It gives you benefits in health, skin, cleaning and many more. Lemon gives you a very refreshing feel. It is also used in food whether it is drinks, savory or desert, lemon gives them a next level flavor.

Here are some areas where lemon benefits you:

1. Hydration

Nowadays, we are so busy in work that we don’t have time for ourselves. We even don’t give importance on our water intake. Water intake is very important for our body. We have to drink at least 8 glass of water. But it feels boring to drink tasteless thing. It also sometimes feels heavy and bloated.

lemon detox water
lemon detox water

To solve this problem we can make lemon detox water. If we add lemon sliced pieces or simply its juice in glass or bottle of water it gives the flavor to it and boosts our water intake. Lemon in water also feels so light and refreshing. We can also make lemon detox water incorporated with other thing like:

Lemon + mint Detox Water: Add some lemon juice or sliced pieces and some fresh mint leaves in a bottle of water and there you have it. Use a bottle with drainer so that its slices or leaves won’t bother you.

Lemon + any fruit you like+ honey: Put slices of lemon with fruit you like and some honey in water bottle and leave it for a minute or so and then you can enjoy it.

2. Vitamin C

Lemon is the big provider of Vitamin C which is very important for skin, hair and inner health. Those who have deficiency of vitamin C they can use lemon more. Lemons are better than vitamin C tablets.

3. Weight loss:

Lemon helps you in losing weight. It also controls the hunger.

lemon water
Lemon Water

Lemon water is best remedy for weight loss. It also helps you in digest the food. All what you have to do is add one spoon lemon juice and one spoon of honey in a glass of warm water and drink it every day in the morning before eating anything else. Make this a habit and you will see that your weight is gradually loosing.

4. Skin

Lemon does miracles to the skin. Lemons almost solve every problem related to skin. Lemon helps in improving complexion. It helps in controlling anti-aging. Because it has vitamin C it helps in lighting the dark circles. It helps in removing the tan from hands, feet, elbows and knees. Lemon is an antibacterial so it helps in controlling acne breakouts. It also controls the excess oil of oily skins tones. It can use as a lotion, mask, toner and exfoliator.

Lemon for skin
lemon for skin

Here are few remedies using lemon:

Lemon lotion:

For smooth clear skin you can make your own lemon lotion. It also lighten you’re skin tone.

You need:

  • Lemon juice
  • Glycerin
  • Rose water

Mix all these ingredients in 2, 3, 2 ratio respectively. Put it in a spray bottle. Spray this lotion on your skin after face wash or before going out or when you’re having dry skin. It is best in winters.

Lemon scrub:

Lemon scrub is best homemade scrub. It exfoliates your skin and removes all dirt. You can use this scrub all over your body. Especially it is best lip scrub and also removes the darkness of lips. It also removes the tan.

You need:

  • Lemon juice
  • Sugar

Depending on the area you can adjust the amount of sugar and lemon in 1, 3 ratios respectively. To remove tan take the mixture and rub gently on elbows, hands or feet for about 10 minutes and leave it for a minute and then rinse it. This gives you a smooth skin and also removes the tan in few days.

Lemon toner:

You can also use lemon water as a toner. For this you need:

  • Lemon juice
  • Rose water/tap water or both

Add 2 spoons of lemon juice and rose water in a glass of water and put it in a spray bottle. You’re toner is ready which is way better than other market toners having chemicals. Whenever you feel tired just spray this toner over your whole face and it gives you a refreshing feel instantly. It also helps in lighten your dark circles.

5. Digestion

 Lemon helps you in digestion your food easily. Lemon is basically alkaline in nature. When it enters into the stomach it turns its acidic environment into alkaline environment. Lemon helps in removing the acidity which helps in easy digestion.

6. Hair

lemon for shiny hair
lemon for shiny hair

Add some lemon juice in a bucket full of water and wash your hair from this water. Lemon gives a beautiful radiant shine to the hair. It helps in removing dandruff and also strengthens the hair strands.

7. Whitening teeth

Squeeze some lemon juice on one spoon of baking soda. Use this mixture for brushing your teeth. It helps in removing the yellowness of teeth. Use this remedy in alternate days.

8. Health

Just like skin lemon do a lot of wonders for you in relating to body health. Lemon benefits every organs of your body.

Here are few benefits:

  • Heart: Lemon helps in lowering the cholesterol. Due to which heart stays healthy and stroke rate also decreases.
  • Kidney stones: Intake of lemon water or lemonade helps in preventing the kidney stones. Lemon has citrate which balances the amount of citrate level in urine which helps in reducing the risk of kidney stones.
  • Cancer: Lemon helps in controlling the growth of cancer cells in body.
  • Blood Pressure: Lemon helps in keeping the blood pressure normal at middle age.
  • Scurvy: It is a disease caused by Vitamin C deficiency. Lemon is high in Vitamin C, so it helps in curing this disease and also staying away from this disease.
  • Reduce acidity: As lemon has alkaline nature it reduces the acidity.
  • Bloating: When you have done overeating you feel bloated. Lemon is best for digesting food.
  • Ph level: Lemon also normalizes the Ph level of your body.

9. Food

 Lemon is hero of the cooking world. It is best in everything whether it is salad, drinks, savory or desert. Lemon is very healthy also with refreshing taste. It makes the dish to next level one. Lemon rules almost on every cuisine. Some dishes without lemon has no worth, it is that must thing.

Lemon dressing for Salads:

Cut any vegetable you like and add some lemon juice, olive oil and black pepper and your salad with lemon dressing is ready. You can add lemon to fruit salads also. Banana and lemon is best weird combo.

Savory dishes:

lemon chicken
lemon chicken

Whether it is Daal, Sabzi or even Nihari, Haleem without lemon they are nothing. You can also make many dishes with lemon:

  • Aloo Channa Chat with Lemon
  • Lemon Chicken
  • Lemon Dry Chilli
  • Grilled Lemon Fish
  • Lemon Cauliflower
  • Lemon Pickle

You can also make lemon soup.

Deserts:

Lemon is the king in deserts. You can make almost every desert you want with lemon. You can make lemon:

  • Tart
  • Cake
  • Curd
  • Marmalade
  • Pudding
  • Jelly
  • Bars
  • Cookies
  • Cheese cake

They all taste like sunshine.

Drinks:

“When life gives you lemons

Make lemonade”

lemonade
lemonade

Lemonade is the classic drink. It is used mostly used in summers. It reduces the heat of the body which is very high during summers. Lemonade is best and very common drink in Ramazan. It reduces the dehydration of fast. You need

  • Lemon
  • Chilled water
  • Sugar
  • Black salt

Add one or two lemon depending upon the size then add 1tbsp sugar and pinch of black salt in quarter cup of normal temperature water so that you can dissolve sugar and salt. Then once it dissolved add chilled water to it and voila! Have your very own lemonade. You can also add Jame Shireen or Rooh Afza instead of sugar to give it more flavors.

Other than lemonade you can make green tea with lemon as well like:

  • Lemon green tea
  • Lemon honey green tea

10. Cleaning

Lemon also helps in cleaning purposes and giving a garden-fresh feel and smell. It is also anti-bacterial. It means that lemon doesn’t do just cleaning externally it also does deep cleaning by killing germs.

lemon cleaner
lemon cleaner

Lemon floor cleaner:

You will need:

  • Lemon peels
  • Baking soda
  • Dishwasher
  • Water

Add water and lemon peels in a pan and gives it a boil. When it starts boiling turn of the stove and gives it a rest to cool it down. After cooling, strain the water and throw lemon peels. Then put this water in a bottle and add 2 spoons baking soda and dishwasher and put the cap on and shake it well. Your homemade lemon floor cleaner is ready.

Microwave cleaner:

You need:

  • Lemon juice
  • Baking soda
  • Water

Mix lemon juice and baking soda in a small cup of water. Put it in microwave and give it a round of 1 minute. After one minute you will see all dirt or greasiness is become moist and then you can clean it with dry clean cloth.

11. Lemon air freshener

You can use lemon as an air freshener also. You will need:

  • Boiled water
  • Lemon juice
  • Essential tea tree oil or any oil essential you like
  • Rubbing alcohol

Mix all things very well and put it in a spray bottle. You can use this air freshener in living rooms, kitchen, bed rooms and bathrooms. Lemon kills the bad smell and germs and gives a soothing fresh smell.

12. Lemon scented candles:

You can also make lemon scented candles to give a warm fresh feel to you home.

lemon candle

All what you need is:

  • Wax
  • Lemon essential oil
  • Food color
  • Some flower petals
  • Candle wick

Method:

Melt the wax in a pan. Once it melts and a little bit cool down add lemon, essential oil, petals and any food color you like. Mix it well and put it in a mold and adjust the candle wick into it straight position and let it to set. When wax is hardened put out the candle from mold. Burn this candle and enjoy its smell in your bed room.

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