4. Treat Flaky Dandruff
It is so simple to treat an itchy flaky scalp. Just massage two tablespoons of pure lemon juice into your scalp and rinse with warm water. Repeat each day until your dandruff vanishes.
5. Manage High Blood Pressure
It has been suggested that as lemon contains potassium, it can help with controlling blood pressure levels, while reducing nausea and dizziness.
As lemons are a natural anti-oxidant, which mops up free radicals inside the body, it is thought that lemon water can reduce skin damage, and the physical affects of aging.
7. Fight Throat Infections
Lemon water also has antibacterial properties, and can therefore help in the battle against throat infections. Simply gargle with lemon water – add some salt for extra punch.
8. Treat Arthritis and Rheumatism
Lemons are a diuretic, increasing your need to pass urine. This helps the body to flush out toxins and bacteria at a faster rate, reducing inflammation and easing the pain of arthritis and rheumatism.
9. Prevent Kidney Stones
The diuretic qualities of lemon water can also help to prevent the formation of urinary citrate, which gradually calcifiy into kidney stones – so drink plenty!
10. Promote Your Oral Health
The antibacterial properties of lemon juice can fight against gum disease, stopping gums from bleeding.
11. Lighten Age Spots and Highlight Your Hair
You can lighten liver spots or freckles by applying neat lemon juice directly to the area. Living it for 15 minutes prior to rinsing with warm water is said to naturally bleach the skin. This can also be done with your hair. Rinse your tresses with a 1/4 cup lemon juice mixed with 3/4 cup of water. Sit in sunlight until your hair dries. TExercise caution, and repeat once daily for up to one week.
12. Soften Your Dry Skin
For happy, smooth heels, knees and elbows, mix together a tablespoon of baking soda and the juice of one lemon to make an abrasive paste. Rub the mixture into your dry skin patches, and enjoy the soothing and smoothing treatment. Rinse thoroughly and massage with a natural oil to finish.
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