Lemons are among the most cultivated plants in the world. They are rich in essential nutrients such as vitamins A, B1, B6 and C, as well as flavonoids, folic acid, pectin, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, etc. The combination of these vitamins and minerals can protect you from many diseases, and regularly consuming the fruit is beneficial for the stomach, liver, intestines and your immune system.
Drinking lemon juice and water can help women overcome morning sickness as the smell and pungent taste of the fruit eliminate the nausea. However, the power of lemon is not only in the fruit – the peel has its own amazing health benefits. It’s an antiseptic that reduces fever, and is rich in essential oils that soothe inflammation in the blood vessels and are great for relieving nerve pain. The fruit’s peel is a great natural remedy against joint pain.
To relieve joint pain, grate a lemon peel and apply it on the painful area with a bandage to secure it, then let it work for 2 hours before removing it.
Another option is to put lemon peels from 2 lemons in a jar, then pour some olive oil over them and close the jar tight. Leave the mixture for 2 weeks, then dip a gauze in the oil and secure it with a bandage on the painful spot, leaving it to work overnight.