A Better Home and Body with Amazing Lemons
Lemons, particularly organic ones, are one of the most valuable medicinal fruits in the world. They are high in vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, niacin, quinine acid, citric acid, malic acid, hesperidin, naringin, coumarin, and potassium. Lemon lore is being rediscovered as we try to live more naturally.
Around the Home
1. Putting lemon juice on a cotton ball and placing it in the fridge helps to remove odors.
2. To discourage bugs and ants, spray lemon juice on the side of the doors and windows. Squeeze a few drops of lemon juice into holes and cracks that are insect sidewalks.
Mix the juice of four lemons into two liters of water to mop the floor, and keep the cockroaches and fleas away from your house.
3. Put lemon peel in the bottom of your kitchen waste bin to remove odors.
4. Use a nail to make some holes in the surface of the lemon peel and put it into your wardrobe. The lemon will make your wardrobe smell good and deter pests.
5. Sprinkle salt on a cut lemon to clean marble surfaces. Rinse well with clean water.
6. In place of bleach, use lemon juice and baking soda in water. Then let your clothes soak in the water.
7. To humidify dry rooms in winter, and add a fresh smell, use a bowl of water and lemon juice, preferably near the heater.
In the Kitchen
8. Add a little lemon juice when you are frying cabbage or broccoli to keep them from browning.
9. Deodorize your chopping board by rubbing it with a cut lemon.
10. Spray fruits and vegetables with lemon juice to remove pesticides, insecticides and toxins.
11. Refresh your wilted lettuce by immersing the lettuce for a few minutes in water with lemon juice.
12. Sprinkling chopped apples etc. with lemon juice can prevent them oxidizing and going brown in the air.
13. Lemon juice contains potassium which can help control blood pressure, and also reduce the symptoms of nausea and dizziness.
13a. Kidney stones have been known to dissolve after a course of lemon juice, due to the citric acid.
14. Lemon can relieve breathing problems, reduce phlegm, and even help with symptoms of asthma.
15. Lemon and lime both have an antiseptic effect, and can help sore throats. Gargle with a mixture of water and juice.
16. Lemon can help with stress and negative emotions, and raise energy levels. It’s great for travellers.
17. Lemon can help with bleeding gums and also can reduce tooth decay.
18. Drank a little too much at the party last night? Try a cup of tea with a little lemon juice.
19. To whiten your nails, place a fat slice of lemon in warm water. Soak your fingers for five minutes. Then wipe fingernails with the lemon rind, and air-dry.
20. Use lemon juice on a cotton ball to remove blackheads. It’s also good, diluted, for sunburn.
21. Use lemon water as an antibacterial mouthwash.
22. Use a lemon water rinse to get rid of dandruff.
(Source – Mandy Wong)