So what are the benefits of lemons anyways? Why do doctors highly recommend them for your diet? If you want to know how to use lemons as home remedies, you’ve come to the right place. Find out when you need to grab a lemon to help you with how you feel.
12 Amazing Things To Do With Lemons | Home Remedies
As a homesteader, I try to find out what benefits and uses the fruits and vegetables around me have. It’s an important key in self-sufficiency because in times that you run out of medicine, at least you know that there’s something growing in your garden that can help you out.
So if you think that lemons are just great for your drinks and food, you better think again. This sour yellow fruit has much more to offer than that! So if you want to know what kind of home remedies it can offer, read on.
1. Sinus and Chest Congestion
Feel like you’re having a sore throat or mucus build up? Just take 2 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar, 2 tsp. of honey and 1-2 tbsp. of lemon juice and mix it with some hot water. It will soothe your throat and the Vitamin C from the lemon will help boost your immune system. Check it out here.
2. Menstrual Cramps
Mixing lemon juice (one lemon) and 1 tbsp. of honey to a warm glass of water can help relieve your menstrual cramps. This mix will have an alkalizing effect on your body that will keep you hydrated. Drink it every morning after you wake up.
Did you know that lemons can also help you with headaches? You can either add a few slices in your drink or tea or rub a slice against your temple and forehead.
Losing your battle with acne? If you want to keep it natural, try using lemon to reduce and treat acne for good. See how here.
5. Reduce Fever
Mix cream of tartar, lemon juice, warm water and honey to reduce a fever. Read it here.
6. Itch from Insect Bites
Did you know that lemons have anti-itch properties? Just soak a cotton ball in some lemon juice and apply to the itchy area.
Have 5 minutes? This will be the quickest solution you can find for your blackhead problems. See how here.
8. Whiten Yellow Nails
Is your nail polish causing your nails to turn yellow? Try this all natural solution.
9. Cold Sores
These fever blisters usually clear up within 7-10 days but if you want to speed up the process, you can try this lemon treatment!
10. Kidney Stones
With the new research, people who have kidney stones can opt-out from medication. They can now get better with the lemonade therapy!
11. Skin Remedy
If you’re looking for a natural way to get brighter and clearer skin, lemon is the answer. It also helps lighten dark spots and reduce wrinkles! Find out how here.
12. Weight Loss
Many people struggle with obesity. Curve your appetite and improve your digestion by drinking warm lemon water. And if you want a hint of sweetness with some added benefits, you can also try honey and lemon.
So if you’re feeling a little under the weather or experiencing any of these ailments, instead of grabbing an over-the-counter medicine, grab a lemon instead!
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
What do you think of these home remedies using lemons? Let us know in the comments section what your thoughts are and if you think you’re going to give it a try.
Here is a video about how to use lemon for getting rid of acne scars!
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