Multi-level benefits of Sweet Lemon with various uses and side effects. Image Courtesy – Gardening Know How
Sweet Lemon is rich in vitamin C and other vitamins and minerals like other citrus fruits. Sweet Lemon juice remains accessible in various fruit-juice centres at seasonal level, but the importance of eating it through whole season is high because its fibre is essential for digestion and some nutrients are linked to fibre.
Nutrients found in Sweet Lemon
Excess of vitamin C in the morning is helpful in relieving inflammation and burning sensation and is useful in reducing the pain caused by various types of arthritis. Vitamin C increases calcium absorption, which also promotes bone formation. Vitamin C is also important to boost the fighting power of the human body with diseases.
Sweet Lemon is a good source of copper. An adequate amount of copper is important for proper communication between the nerve cells, timely healing of wounds, the formation of leukocytes, including the growth of new blood vessels. Copper is an essential item in our daily diet.
Zinc helps to keep away diarrhoea and colds. Sweet Lemon has plenty of zinc formed as an organic compound.
One of the essential items found in Sweet Lemon is Iron. Iron is essential to reduce the problem of fatigue by increasing the production of red blood cells and increasing the haemoglobin levels. Almost 70% of the body’s iron is present as haemoglobin in the blood and myoglobin in the muscles. Haemoglobin is important in transporting oxygenated blood from the lungs to the muscle tissues.
Calcium is found in Sweet Lemon. It helps in treating problems related to teeth and dry skin. Calcium is also required in the formation, repair and maintenance of the bones.
Potassium is found in Sweet Lemon in excessive amount. Potassium is helpful in keeping the moles of the kidney clean and active and protecting them from bladder infections. Sweet Lemon has the ability to recover Potassium deficiency in human body especially to the older generation.
Benefits that a human body gets from Sweet Lemon
Flavonoids present in Sweet Lemon stimulate the secretion of digestive juices, acids and bile, which makes the intestine smooth and removes unnecessary acids and toxins. Sweet Lemon juice shows immediate effect in vomiting, diarrhoea and nausea.
Many flavonoids directly act as anti-oxidants, which remove free radicals from the body and maintain the smooth functioning of the tissues.
Free radicals are formed in the body due to contaminated food and living in a polluted environment. These free radicals damage the cells in the body and work to distort proteins including lipids, nucleic acids etc.
Sweet Lemon has been found to be helpful in the cholelithic gallbladder solution due to the presence of cholesterol-soluble D-limonene.
The juice of Sweet Lemon eliminates chest irritation and gastro-oesophageal reflux. It neutralizes gastric acid and helps in normalizing the functioning of the intestine.
Citrus flavonoids of Sweet Lemon have antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties that are used to remove bacteria, viruses, and fungi from outside the body.
Sweet Lemon shows anti-hyperglycemic activity. Its flavonoids called Hospiridin and Naringin have been shown to be useful in glucose-regulation in the body.
Along with Sweet Lemon, covers of the other lemon category fruits have been found to be able to keep away the other pathogens, including mosquito, flies etc. Wiping out the domestic surfaces with their covers may be beneficial. Natural insecticide control is possible by boiling the covers of Sweet Lemon or extracting the juice and spraying it in the corners with a sprayer.
The presence of flavonoids, limonin, glucoside in Sweet Lemon leads to anti-cancer, antioxidant, antibacterial and detoxifying properties. Sweet Lemon is very useful in fighting with infections, ulcers, wounds, healing blood circulation etc.
The intake of Sweet Lemon juice is useful for teeth, gums, eyes, skin and hair, bones, immune system, nervous system, respiratory system because it contains many anti-oxidants and maintains sugar level in the body. It helps to keep the functioning of the liver smooth and to keep the blood circulation system normal.
Precautions in the consumption of Sweet Lemon
(i) Sweet Lemon is very useful. But there is a possibility of irritation in the skin if applied directly to the skin. That is why apply it after mixing with coconut oil, a powder made of pulse etc.
(ii) People, who have problems in excessive calcium accumulation, should consult with the physician before consuming vitamin C and calcium-rich fruits like Sweet Lemon.