Lemon juice is excellent as a cleanser because it affects the efficiency of the body's digestive system. Years of eating fried and processed foods means your digestive system can become sluggish and inefficient. It is a tremendous natural metabolizer, breaking down the mucus and fat that can build up in the body, helping to break up hardened material in the joints and muscles, it clears the kidneys, dissolves toxins and congestion all throughout your body and lymphatic system.
After being customary in Southern Europe, it was introduced to the Americans by Spanish explorers in the 16th century. Today it is cultivated in moderate regions on the five continents. Although the lemon does not prosper in extreme cold or heat, it needs several cold nights while the fruit is ripening to change its colors from green to yellow. It is because of this that lemons in tropical regions tend to be green, as also happens with oranges and other citrus.
Lemons are also used to treat various throat disorders including choking sensation and itching.Lemons also help in treating digestive problems as lemon juice increases the quantity of saliva and produces gastric juice, which is a digestive agent. In addition, lemon juice kills the intestinal worms and removes harmful gases present in the digestive tract.
Lemon has many properties it is an antacid, antifungal, antiseptic, along with aiding in digestion; it is rich in vitamins B and C. Lemon is a blood purifier, improves the body's ability to expel toxins; useful for skin properties like acne and boils. It is one of the most powerful natural styptics: use on cuts and grazes to stop bleeding. With antibacterial and antiviral properties lemons are excellent for halting the progression of infections. Lemons also help to control bladder and kidney infections.
Citronella is known for its calming effect that relieves insomnia or stress. It is also considered as a mild insect repellant. But more than scent, tanglad or lemon grass provides a lot of health benefits. Studies have shown that the lemon grass has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Mixed with pepper, it's a home therapy for menstrual troubles and nausea. Drank as tea, it is an effective diuretic. When it comes to pets, citronella is used to neutralize excessive barking of dogs. Since dogs hate citronella, it is sprayed to dogs to prevent them from barking or just to lessen the behavior.
Although we all like to use fresh herbs if we can get them, it seems that there are more benefits than first thought, especially when us foodies started to first go all hog-wild on the "got-to-be-fresh-happy" with the use of non-dried herbs in our cooking. So many of us grew up with dried herbs, and for many more, dried herbs that would stay in our cupboards for years. I know I am not alone here. That by the time we reached (some sort of ) adulthood, we wished to cook no more "out-of-the-box", but back to the real deal, thankfully to food network stations everywhere telling us the importance of a dishes success depends on the use of the freshest of herbs
Amongst the many health benefits of honey, what is most impressive to me - it can be a powerful immune system booster. Honey's antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties can help improve digestive system and help you stay healthy and fight disease.
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