- Created on 13 August 2013
Most people are familiar with only the traditional uses for lemons, such as soothing sore throats and adding flavor to foods. Once you read the following list, you’ll likely want to stock at least a few lemons in your kitchen 24-7.
Detox Your Body
Add two tablespoons of lemon juice to warm water and drink at the beginning of each day.
Refresh The Fridge
Dab lemon juice on a cotton ball or sponge and leave it in the fridge for several hours. Make sure to toss out any bad items.
High Blood Pressure
Lemons contains potassium, which controls high blood pressure and reduces the effect of nausea and dizziness.
Refresh Cutting Boards
To get rid of bad smells and help sanitize your board, rub it all over with half a lemon, or wash it in undiluted juice.
Help Control Respiratory Problems
Lemon water can reduce phlegm, and can also help you breathe properly. It can even help asthma-sufferers.
Help Treat Arthritis
Lemons can assist in the production of urine, which helps you to reduce inflammation by flushing out toxins and bacteria.
Help Prevent Kidney Stones
Regular consumption may increase the production of urinary citrate, a chemical in urine that prevents the formation of kidney stones.
Keep Insects Out Of The Kitchen
Squirt some lemon juice on door thresholds, windowsills, and in wall holes and/or cracks. Also, scatter small slices of lemon peel around the outdoor entrance.
Lemon water reduces the production of free radicals, which are responsible for aging skin and skin damage.
Clean your Produce
Lemon juice is a natural disinfectant. Squeeze one tablespoon of lemon juice into your spray bottle.
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Today, we rely a lot on modern medicine and drugs. But, many times, our grandparents relied on cures that could be found in the kitchen. As it turns out, that trove is still rich with effective remedies.
Get the benefit: For lemon balm’s calming effects, try a daily tea made with one-half to one full dropper of tincture or 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried herb steeped in 1 cup of hot water for 5 to 10 minutes, says herbalist Linda Different Cloud, a PhD candidate in ethnobotany at Montana State University. Ask your doctor first if you take thyroid medication, as the botanical may change the amount you need. To use topically, follow the instructions on OTC creams, such as Cold Sore Relief or WiseWays Herbals Lemon Balm Cream, available online or at drugstores or health food stores.
Get the benefit: Onions may keep the doctor away even better than apples do. Your body absorbs quercetin from onions at least 3 times faster than it does from apples (or from tea, another top source), says a report for the Federation of European Biochemical Societies. To get the most thiosulfinates, choose red or yellow onions. “The more colorful, the better,” says Michael Havey, PhD, a USDA geneticist and University of Wisconsin professor of horticulture. Heat diminishes the thiosulfinates, so eat onions raw or lightly cooked, Havey adds. “Make them a regular part of a vegetable- and fruitfilled diet.”
Get the benefit: For pain relief, follow package instructions on OTC capsaicin ointments and creams, including Zostrix or Capzasin-HP Arthritis Pain Relief, available in drugstores or online. No dose has been established for weight control; however, cayenne peppers are on the FDA’s Generally Recognized As Safe list, so add fresh chiles to taste in your favorite dishes (or, more conveniently, powdered cayenne, available in supermarkets). Chop finely, then cook them in soups and stews or add them uncooked to salad dressings.
- Created on 09 August 2013
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