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Citrus limonia

Lemonade has been used as a refreshing drink since the rule of the Moguls in India. It has excellent cooling properties and can also be used with water and sugar to treat fevers. The high Vitamin C content has also been used to treat scurvy among sailors since the days of the wooden sailing ships.

The pulp can be used to soothe insect bites and stings. When mixed with water and glycerin, it helps to keep the hands smooth.

It can also be used to neutralize bacteria such as meningococcus, typhoid, pneumococcus and staphylococcus. 
Lemon juice is also used to treat infections of the respiratory tract and is also an excellent general tonic.    

Lactuca sativa
Lactuca virosa

Lettuce has been cultivated since the earliest times and was very popular during the middle ages.

Lettuce juice has a calming effect and can be used to aid sleep and decrease sexual ardor. It is frequently used to treat premature ejaculation in men and also increases the fertility. 
Lettuce contains a variety of minerals, carotene and alkaloids such as asparagine, lactucine, lactucic acid and hyoscyamine.

Lettuce has a mild laxative effect and improves the odor of foul-smelling stool. A mixture of lettuce and spinach juice is recommended to aid hair growth. It is also used to treat nervous cough, diabetes, asthma, and pain.


You enjoy the zesty, tangy flavor of lemon in food or lemon juice drinks. However, the natural benefits of citric acid found in lemon are making a splash on everything from soaps and detergents, cleaning products, cosmetics and vitamin supplements. Lemon may feature on many of our favorite salad dressings, garnishes, and cocktails, but the health benefits of lemon juice far exceed our humble culinary expectations. While lemon and lime juice make refreshing drinks in summer, this citrus fruit has many other natural uses. Here is a peek at some of the health benefits of lemon juice.

All citrus fruits such as lemon, lime, oranges, mandarins, tangerines, and so on contain rich sources of vitamins A, B and C. They also contain healthy traces of iron and calcium. For individuals on a diet, drinking lemon juice has proved a healthy solution for weight loss. It is a natural cleanser and helps flush out toxins from the body. The citric acid from lemon helps to aid digestion, boost metabolism, and cleanse organs such as the kidney, liver and colon.  A regular lemon juice diet may provide relief from ailments caused due to excessive stomach acids. For heartburn, acid reflux, constipation, bloating, and belching due to excess gas, consuming a glass of lemon juice may help relieve these and other digestive disorders.
Here is a simple lemon juice recipe to get you started:

  • 1 glass of warm water
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Juice from freshly squeezed lemon (to taste)

Mix the above ingredients and consume early in the morning for an excellent detox.
Alternately, you can drink water with a slice of lemon throughout the day. You may even brew your tea with a slice of lemon. Lemon tea may help relieve headaches caused by stress or fatigue. The pectin in lemon acts as a natural dietary fiber. It also slows the absorption of sugar by the blood stream, thus helping weight loss. Another natural therapy for weight loss includes drinking lettuce juice. Juiced along with other hard vegetables such as carrots, beets, parsnips, and so on, it provides dietary fiber, acts as a laxative, and soothes the nerves.

Lemon juice for skin care is an excellent example of how this citrus fruit works on your health inside out. Drinking lemon water with honey provides a radiant look to your skin. Lemon juice acts as a natural antiseptic on acne-ridden skin. Applying juice of freshly squeezed lemon on to your face may help to kill acne-producing bacteria. The natural bleaching agents in lemon juice help to lighten acne spots and scars.

With its strong acid component, lemon juice for hair may sound harsh. However, it is an excellent remedy for dry, itchy scalp, and dandruff. Make a fine paste of soaked fenugreek seeds and few drops of lemon juice. Combine with olive oil to provide quick relief.  However, discontinue the application once you are rid of dandruff. Since lemon juice is highly acidic, it may cause damage such as dry hair or lighten the natural color of your hair. Of course, recent hair-highlighting trends reveal that lemon juice works as a better highlight than harsh chemical formulas. If you attempt highlighting your hair at home, lemon juice is one natural option. For best results though, consult your hair colorist or salon professional on tips to use lemon juice for hair.

Drinking lemon juice is a natural remedy during cold and flu season. The natural vitamins and minerals in lemon boost immunity and help fight cold sores and cough. Lemon juice may also reduce the production of phlegm in the body providing quick relief. The application of lemon juice on the skin to treat prickly heat or drinking lemon juice to recover from a sunstroke or heat stroke are also good natural remedies using lemon juice. If you are facing dental problems such as bleeding gums or toothache, they maybe relieved by applying lemon juice to the affected area.

Submitted on January 16, 2014