Last updated on Jan 21st, 2021 at 08:29 am

  1. Reduce high blood pressure. The potassium compound in lemon has a calming effect on blood pressure. Add to fruits, salads, foods and drinks to enhance your overall health.
  2. Relieve the common cold. For many years lemon has been known to have therapeutic properties, and used to reduce common cold symptoms. Try lemon water to reduce phlegm, or add it to a humidifier for added air quality benefits.
  3. Reduce inflammation. Lemon is a natural diuretic, which will aid in the output of urine and flush bacteria and toxins from the bloodstream. Lemon is vital in helping with arthritis and rheumatism.
  4. Reduce kidney stones. Adding lemon juice or lemon slices to your water may increase urinary citrate, which decreases the likelihood of the formation of the crystals that form kidney stones.
  5. Reduce throat and mouth infections. Gargle with lemon and water to lower the amount of bacteria in the mouth. Lemon juice and sliced lemons in water works like saltwater, as their antibacterial properties help fight throat infections, canker sores and cuts.
  1. Use as an overall cleanse. Lemon helps to clear the bloodstream of harmful agents brought about by alcohol, fat and/or sugar consumption. Daily consumption of lemon water may help to purify the blood.
  2. Reduce the power of headaches. Add a few teaspoons of lemon juice to hot tea to lower the strength of headaches brought on by stress, illness or overindulgence in alcohol.
  3. Combat diphtheria. Lemon is one of the most powerful treatments against this disease. Swallow between half and one teaspoon of neat lemon juice to loosen the false membrane in the throat and allow the toxic matter to be released.
  4. Regulate digestion and reduce nausea. Mix lemon or lime juice with warm water to calm the belly and allow it to function normally.
  5. Reduce itching and spread of poison ivy rash. Apply lemon juice to the affected area.
  6. Remove warts. Bypass the dermatologist and apply lemon juice directly to your wart for several days. The acid in the juice will eventually reduce the wart size and dissolve it completely.