Lemon has become an indispensable fruit in modern diets, not only because of its versatility and delicious taste, but also because of its multiple health benefits.
High vitamin C content, in combination with other nutrients and antioxidants make lemon effective in preventing many diseases such as: colds, flu, laryngitis, bacterial infection, hypertension, digestive problems, skin diseases etc. .
Lemons are rich in C, A, B1 and B6 vitamins, magnesium, bioflavonoids, pectin, folic acid, phosphorus, calcium and potassium. The lemon’s nutrients support the immune system, protect the stomach and the liver and prevent premature skin aging due to free radicals.
If you want to use lemon peels to soothe joint pain, you might want to try the following recipe.
– extra virgin olive oil
– 2 large organic lemons
– eucalyptus leaves
– a small jar with lid
Peel the lemons using a knife and put the peels in a jar, then add the olive oil to cover them completely. Add eucalyptus leaves. Close the jar well and allow the mixture to steep for two weeks.
After two weeks, pour a small amount on a piece of gauze and apply it over the painful area. Ideally, you should apply this treatment in the evening to allow the ointment to be absorbed into the skin overnight.
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