Lemon is one of the best natural healers that can be easily found in your kitchen. It is used quite a lot in beauty and home products and is also one of the great ingredients to optimize your health. Here are some simple yet effective remedies using lemon –
Detox – Lemon helps to detox the body and cleanse the intestines, It balances the intestinal pH, prevents bloating and water retention. Simply squeeze half a lemon in some warm water and consume it first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach. You can also add in a tbsp of raw honey for added benefits. Lemon water in the morning helps to not only flush out toxins but is also great for weight loss.
Deodorant – Lemon can be used as a natural deodorant to neutralize the odor and also reduce sweat. Just cut a lemon in half and gently rub it under your armpits.
Headache remedy – An easy and natural remedy to relieve a headache is to make a lemon ginger tea. Add 1 cup of water to a saucepan along with 1 inch of sliced ginger and simmer it on low for 5 mins. Remove from the heat and squeeze in the juice from half a lemon. Add some honey to it and sip warm. To make a headache balm, grind lemon peel with water to make a paste and apply it on your forehead to soothe the pain.
Soft Feet – To heal dry cracked feet, make a simple foot scrub using lemon. Cut a lemon in half and dip it in some salt. Rub this on under your feet to exfoliate the dead skin. Rinse off and moisturize.
Dandruff Remedy – One of the natural remedies to clear dandruff is to use lemon. Mix equal amounts of lemon juice and coconut oil, apply this on your scalp and leave it on for 15 mins and wash it off with a mild shampoo. READ MORE –10 Best overnight beauty tips to wakeup pretty
Sore Throat – Soothe a sore throat by using a lemon gargle. Squeeze half a lemon in a cup of warm water and add in a tsp of salt. Gargle 2-3 times a day to soothe and treat the sore throat pain.
Sinus Remedy – Lemon contains anti-inflammatory properties to treat sinus congestion and infection. For a quick sinus remedy, Add a tsp of apple cider vinegar and 1 tsp of lemon juice to a cup of warm water along with a tsp of raw honey.
Cold Remedy – Lemon helps to treat cold, build immunity, and also soothe the respiratory tract. Simply add 1 tablespoon ginger juice and lemon juice to 1 cup of warm water and have this twice a day until you feel better from cold.
Whiten nails – Make a nail soap to instantly whiten dull or stained nails. Add lemon juice to a bowl of water and soak your nails in it or simply rub your nails with a lemon wedge. READ MORE – 10 Best remedies to grow your nails fast.