Lemons are rich in many food ingredients, particularly citric acid. Lemons are widely used in medicine due to their citric acid and Vitamin C content. They are highly valued for their juice, which is often used as an accessory food. Lemon juice increases the flavor and improves the taste of various dishes.

Lemon contains flavonoid a compound that contains antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. Additionally, lemon juice poured over other fruits prevents discoloration of the flesh when exposed to air.

cosmetic uses

For Skin

The pulp left from the juicing is excellent for the skin and can also soothe the bites and stings of insects. The juice of the lemon applied directly to the skin and allowed to dry help deals with especially acne and eczema. The juice is also good for the removal of blackheads, freckles and wrinkles.

The residue with water and glycerin can be used to make a mixture that keeps the hands smooth. The bad smell/stink that linger on hands, even after scrubbing with soap - rubbing hands with lemon juice gets neutralized by rubbing hands with lemon juice that leave hands smelling wonderful.

A wonderful way to comfort sore feet is to soak them in hot water, and then rub them with fresh lemon juice. The benefit results from contrasting actions of the hot water, which opens the pores and the lemon juice which presents a cooling, astringent action. This treatment is also said to promote healthy sleep, owing to its relaxing action on the foot nerves.

For Hair

Strained fresh lemon juice mixed with cool water adds brightness to the hair. Besides, lemon juice gives shine and volume to hair.

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