Lemon in Water…Amazing Healing Effect

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When life gives you a lemon... as the traditional saying goes, you're supposed to make lemonade. But perhaps, as modern research is proving... you should squeeze that lemon and mix it with six ounces of purified water and drink twice daily.

Unlike coffee or tea which contains caffeine that can lead to dehydration, warm lemon water serves as the perfect good morning drink, as it aids the digestive system to make the process of eliminating the waste products from the body easier. It prevents the problem of constipation and diarrhea from taking place, by ensuring smooth bowel functions. Lemon, a fruit popular for its therapeutic properties, helps promote your immune system and thus, protects you from the clutches of most types of infections. It also plays the role of a blood purifier.

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Lemon juice works wonders for people having heart problems, owing to its high potassium content. So, make it a part of your daily routine to drink a glass of warm lemon water in the morning and then open your gateway to enjoy its health benefits. "The medicinal value of the lemon is as follows: It is an antiseptic, or is an agent that prevents sepsis [the presence of pathogenic bacteria] or putrefaction [decomposition of tissue]. It is also anti-scorbutic, a term meaning a remedy which will prevent disease and assist in cleansing the system of impurities."

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Due to the digestive qualities of lemon juice, symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn, bloating and belching can also be relieved by having lemon juice. By drinking lemon juice regularly, the bowels are aided in eliminating waste more efficiently thus controlling constipation and diarrhea. "The lemon is a wonderful stimulant to the liver and is a dissolvent of uric acid and other poisons, liquefies the bile, and is very good in cases of malaria. Sufferers of chronic rheumatism and gout will benefit by taking lemon juice, also those who have a tendency to bleed, uterine hemorrhages, etc.; rickets and tuberculosis. In pregnancy, drinking lemon juice regularly will help to build bone in the child. We find that the lemon contains certain elements, which will build up a healthy system and keep that system healthy and well.

As a food, we find, owing to its potassium content, it will nourish the brain and nerve cells. Its calcium builds up the bony structure and makes healthy teeth. Magnesium, in conjunction with calcium, has an important part to play in the formation of albumin in the blood. The lemon contains potassium 48.3, calcium 29.9, phosphorus 11.1, and magnesium 4.4. Lemons are useful in treating asthma, biliousness, colds, coughs, sore throat, diphtheria, la grippe [flu or influenza], heartburn, liver complaint[s], scurvy, fevers and rheumatism.

Who Can Benefit From Lemon Water? Dr. Beddoe, a leading researcher of the properties of lemons, states "Lemon water can be beneficial to every person that can tolerate it. That is, if there is no allergy to lemons (a very few have a true allergy to lemons) and no active ulcers, then all adults and most children should consider drinking lemon water.

The benefits of the lemon water are:

  • Aids in digestion and waste excretion
  • Promotes immune system and heart health
  • Rich in beneficial calcium and potassium minerals

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