Lemon (Citrus limon) is a well-known fruit with a good source of vitamin C. We can use it with herbs and spices. It acts as a powerful antioxidant; being rich in Vitamin C. Lemon has various therapeutic properties.
It has an intense, sour taste, so we cannot eat it solely. Usually, we use lemon juice by squeezing the lemon and throw lemon peel. But we do not know the fact that its contains 5 to 10 times more vitamins than lemon. Lemon peel is also rich in vitamin C and contains many other vitamins, minerals, and fiber such as calcium, and potassium that provide nutrition to your body. Lemon peels also contain some healthy enzymes. So, throwing away the lemon peel causes a lot of nutritional loss to our body.
The following are some benefits of Lemon peel to our body.
It is used in the prevention and treatment of cancer. It comprises limonene and salvestrol Q40 which are beneficial in fighting the cancer cells. Cancer increases in an acidic body and it’s being alkaline in nature helps to maintain the pH of our body. The consumption of lemon peels in tea can prevent the growth of cancer cells.
2. Bone health
It is along with high amounts of Vitamin C also contains calcium and thus it helps in promoting and supporting bone health. It also helps in the prevention and treatment of bone-related diseases like osteoporosis, inflammatory polyarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
3. Oral health
It is rich in citric acid and Vitamin C which helps in correcting Vitamin C deficiency and thus treat problems related to teeth. As Vitamin C deficiency causes teeth related problems such as bleeding gums, scurvy, and gingivitis, etc.
4. Gallstones treatment
Due to the presence of D-limonene in lemon peel, it help’s to dissolve gallstones.
5. Improve the digestive system
As dietary fiber is present in lemon peel, it boosts up the healthy digestion by improving the bowel movement. Vitamin C helps the body to fight against infections.
6. Skin related problems
It is a powerful antioxidant and thus helps to detox the skin. It is very effective in dealing with skin problems such as wrinkles, dark spots, pimples, and pigmentation.
7. Strengthens the blood vessel
Its helps to strengthen the blood vessel. Vitamin C within, it prevents internal hemorrhage. It also has a suppressive effect on blood pressure and is used for treating high blood pressure.
8. Boost immune system
Its is contains vitamin C, which helps to keep our immune system strong. It reduces inflammation and protects body from infections.
9. Against infections
Lemon (Citrus limon) also possess anti-microbial property, thus, helps to fight against bacterial and fungal infections.
10. Uplift the cardiovascular system
Its is contains polyphenol flavonoids, which help’s to maintain the cholesterol level in our body and due to the presence of potassium, it helps to support the blood pressure. Lemon peel also help in preventing heart-related diseases such as stroke and heart attack, by controlling the cholesterol level.
11. In oxidative stress
Its have antioxidant properties and high amounts of citrus bioflavonoids, so it helps to reduce oxidative stress in the body.
Some other Amazing uses of Lemon peel
You can also use the Its as a cosmetic or household item as follows
Add sugar and olive oil to the finely chopped lemon peel, massage with this mixture, on wet skin and then wash it. It will act as an effective body scrub.
2. Face mask
You can also make a face mask by adding its powder, rice flour, and cold milk. It will act like an exfoliating and skin-cleansing mask.
3. As a deodorizer
A few lemon peels can be placed inside a fridge or anywhere to absorb the bad odors.
4. Stainless steel cleaner
It is used to clean things such as utensils. Rub lemon peel by sprinkling salt on the thing you want to clean and wash it with normal water.