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Lemons Are Lovely

Jun 30, 2016 04:54PM
The tangy taste of a sour lemon really makes the mouth pucker. This is something we all can relate to. For a fruit that tastes so sour, there are some amazing health benefits.

Lemons are very high in vitamin C, which we know helps to fight off colds and flu. Lemons also boost the immune system. This tart fruit is also beneficial to detoxifying your liver as it helps to rid poisons from this important organ. The citric acid in lemon juice helps to dissolve gallstones, calcium deposits and kidney stones. Lemons are alkalizing on the body, helping to balance the PH in the body.

The ancient Romans used to dose pregnant women with lemon cordials, to help with nausea. Using lemon oil for a massage will help with circulation. Also, the lemon has high antibacterial properties that are beneficial to treating acne. For those looking for a new look, it may be used to lighten one’s hair, giving natural looking highlights.

Of course we know lemonade taste great. Now you can feel good about enjoying an icy cold glass of lemonade on a hot summer day.

Laina Poulakos is the founder of Mother’s Nature Store and a certified aromatherapist and herbologist. For a consultation and products, call 703-851-0087 or visit


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