Apt Uses of Lemon Essential Oils

The refreshing scent of lemons and their pale yellow color work strikingly right on any kind of ambience. The aromatherapy radically uses lemon essential oils for various treatment techniques. The best part about the lemon oils is that it can blend easily with any other oil and create magical consequences in the desirable manners.

Let us learn how you can put lemon essential oils to use in different ways:

Good for stomach: Use lemon oil in cooking or dressing of salads and recipes. Lemon oil helps n alleviating various stomach problems such as acidity, gastronomic issues, stomach cramps etc. The simple method to use lemon essential oil in your diet is by putting a few drops of it in water before consumption.

Boosting immune system: Lemon is known for rich content of vitamin C and several other nutrients. These qualities of lemon which are prominent in lemon essential oils prepare our body to fight various diseases and infections. Rub these oils on your feet daily before going to sleep, it will give you much relief in conditions such as cold and influenza.

Cure the throat infections: Our throat becomes soar due to environmental bacteria and our body’s weak immune system. It can be treated by gargling with warm water containing 3-4 drops of lemon essential oil.

Soothe the scalp: Lemon is a powerful ingredient against various scalp related problems. Add 2-3 drops of lemon oil to your regular massaging oil and give a nice massage to your scalp. This will eliminate any stances of dandruff off the scalp and lock the moisture in the roots of the hair. Your hair will become shinier and bouncy without using any conditioner.

Not only this, lemon oils will provide deep cleansing effects to the roots of the scalp thus cleaning it off any dirt and impurities. The neat and clean follicles germinate and improve the growth of hair.

Action against allergies: Lemon essential oils provide defense mechanisms against various allergies and asthmatic symptoms. Keep a small bottle of lemon essential oil with you all the time and inhale it at regular intervals. You can put a few drops of this oil on your collars or neck boundary line to ensure that the air you breathe is fresh and cleansed.


Lemon Tea-The Facts You Need to Know!

These days most of the celebrities endorse lemon tea which is often termed as “just a fad”! While the benefits of lemon tea have been far realized, people need to understand why lemon tea should become an essential part of their daily diet.
First of all, it doesn’t contain caffeine and nicotine which adversely affect our health. Lemon tea has the goodness of the nutrients of lemon and warm water which is considered apt for our stomach. Drinking one cup of lemon tea in the morning will make us energetic and refreshed for the whole day.

Experience complete detox:
If you drink a cup of lemon tea in the morning, it will give a boost to your metabolism rate. It means the food you eat gets converted into usable energy and the toxins in the stomach get flushed out through the passage of intestines. The toxins get accumulated as a result of the reaction of food with the enzymes present in the stomach. When the body gets detoxified, we are able to get rid of various diseases and infections that may otherwise occur in the body.

Relief from cold:
One should drink lemon tea to prevent the cold and flu from occurring as the vitamin C present in its contents helps in preventing the bacteria from infecting our immune system. If one is already suffering with cold, then too regular consumption of lemon tea (3- 4 times a day) helps in getting relieved from the symptoms of cold. You can add a hint of ginger in your lemon tea to get better and faster results.

Curing the edema:
When we undergo a surgery, there are always some side effects that we carry along with. The water and fluid retention in the tissues increase which gives rise to surgical swelling also known as edema. This condition can experience much relief with lemon tea. Doctors recommend that drinking lemon tea can cure the effects of post surgical conditions.

The women who give birth through cesarean process can opt for lemon tea after their delivery. They will experience better healing and comfort from post operative pain and swelling.

Healthy and Delicious Lemon Tea Recipes for Weight Loss

Do you have weight loss on your mind? One of the most natural ingredients that can help you in losing weight is lemon. Intake of lemon can be in various forms in your diet, but if you drink lemon tea in the morning, you will get considerably helped in the process of losing weight from your body. Here we present to you some of the popular recipes to prepare lemon tea that will give a refreshing kick start to your day:

Herbal Lemon Tea:
Ingredients: ½ tsp lemon juice, ½ tsp honey, ½ tsp powdered herbal tea, 1 cup of water
Put water to boil and add all the ingredients except honey. Let it simmer for a minute. When it cools down to warm temperature, add honey to it. Herbal Lemon Tea is ready! Sieve and enjoy your refreshing morning drink every day.

Ginger mint lemon tea:
Ingredients: 1 tsp lemon juice, ½ tsp herbal tea powder, ¼ tsp ginger powder, 3-4 fresh mint leaves, 2 tsp honey, 1 small pinch of salt, 1+ ½ cups of water

*The above preparation is for 1 cup of tea only, but due to boiling the amount of water may get reduced.
Put the water to boil and add all the ingredients when the bubbles start forming on the flame except honey. Let the ingredients emit their flavors in the water by allowing it to boil for 2-3 minutes. When this water cools down to become warm, add honey. Sieve and drink this refreshing cup of energy any time of the day!

Turmeric honey lemon tea:
Ingredients: ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp lemon juice, ½ tsp honey and 1 cup of water.
Put the water on the flame and add the ingredients when it starts bubbling. Turn off the flame after letting it simmer for 30 seconds only. Add honey when you are ready to drink it.

These are some of the amazing and proven recipes of lemon tea that aid in weight loss. We have not used sugar in any of the recipes. You can use honey which contains natural fructose and doesn’t cause any harm. For better results, you can choose to not add any sweetener at all. All the best!

Why should you Drink Lemon Water every day?

In summers, lemon water gives ultimate relief from the hot scorching sun. Drinking soothing and cool lemon water makes us feel refreshed and energetic. Lemon water has many benefits on our human body. In this blog we will discuss some of the health benefits of lemon water.

Before we discuss its benefits, let us know how to prepare the yummy, tangy and refreshing lemon water drink.
Take 1 glass of water and add 1 tsp sugar or honey to it. After mixing it properly, squeeze one lemon into this water. Mix the ingredients together. Add 1 tsp black salt and filter it through a fine sieve. You can add ice cubes to make the drink more refreshing.

This simple recipe of making lemon water will provide you various useful benefits if consumed daily.

Weight loss:
The lemon water is known to boost the metabolism of our body. It means whatever food that we eat will convert into energy at a rapid rate. It will not get deposited in the form of fat. A little bit of exercise along with consumption of lemon water helps in losing the accumulated fat too.

Therefore, those who want to lose weight should consume lemon water on a regular basis.

The best time to consume lemon water is to drink in the morning. Whatever we will eat after that will get converted into energy by the process of oxidation.

Improvises the digestion system:
Lemon contains vitamin C in abundance. If we drink lemon water, it reaches the enzymes in our stomach and aids in the process of digestion. This means that whatever we will eat, our body will be able to extract its nutrients in the best possible way. The process of digestion slows down. The nutrients from the food get easily absorbed in the body while the fiber in the food gets easily passed out through intestines.

Increases immunity:
Lemon water is very essential in boosting our immune system. The vitamin C in lemon helps in reducing the production of free radicals that not only damage our outer skin but also adversely affect our aging process and immune system.

Lemon for Glowing Skin

There is something amazing about lemons that is realized from its fresh aroma and golden color that refreshes the mood and spirits immediately. Its tangy flavor has made our cuisines taste better and helped us devise various Mock-tails and Mojitos. The goodness of lemon is mostly connected with its richness in Vitamin C, however many people don’t know that lemons are great source of calcium, magnesium and potassium as well. These can help in improving the texture of our skin, hair and nails significantly.

Health benefits of lemon:

Getting rid of acne:
Take out juice of half a lemon and apply it on your face for 10 minutes before taking bath. The antibacterial properties of lemon will help in treating acne successfully.

Lightening of pigmentation and blemishes:
Mix 1 tsp lemon juice with half a tsp honey and apply on your face and neck. The citrus properties will lighten the skin tone and remove the marks of scars, spots and other blemishes gradually. Do not put lemon on cuts, wounds or bruises it will cause sting like sensation.

Removal of the excess oil:
Instead of using wet wipes and cosmetics all day long, it is better to use lemon on your skin that absorbs all the excess oil from the oil glands on the face and make you feel fresher for long hours after application. Simply dip a small piece of cotton in lemon juice and dab it all over your face. Wash it off with cold water and use moisturizer.

Get the dandruff sorted out:
Mix juice of 1 lemon with oil and massage gently on your scalp to get rid of scales of dandruff in just one wash! Any hair oil can be used but coconut oil is considered the best for the strengthening of roots of hair and scalp.

Brightening of hair color:
Instead of investing money in expensive cosmetics over the counter, it is the best to buy lemon from a grocery store and use it as a color lock conditioner. You can combine the juice of lemon with your regular conditioner and apply on hair while washing them.

3 Amazing benefits of lemon

Lemon is a small yellow citrus fruit. But it is a treasure house of vitamins and various other special compounds that have several health benefits. The lemon is considered effective to even fight cancer. Lemon is taken in the form of lemonade, lemon water, mocktails, and as dressings for salads. Lemonade is considered as the most refreshing drink and it is supposed to help in lowering the body temperature and increasing the immunity. Lemonade helps you to stay and feel calm and cool. Apart from thi, it is found to be effective in the treatment of throat infections, dental problems, obesity, rheumatism, burns, cholera, internal bleeding and blood pressure.

Lemon and its constituents
The benefits that lemon delivers can be attributed to the presence of
• Vitamin C
• Vitamin B6
• Vitamin E
• Vitamin A
• Niacin
• Thiamine
• Riboflavin
• Copper
• Calcium
• Iron
• Magnesium
• Potassium
• Folate
• Zinc
• Phosphorous
• Protein
• Flavonoids and antioxidants.

3 Amazing benefits

Lemon is helpful for people with Heart Problems
Drinking Lemon Juice is supposed to benefit people with heart problems as the potassium present in the lemon will help to control blood pressure, dizziness, and nausea. Since it is said to produce a calming sensation it helps to reduce mental stress and depression. It has been proved by scientific studies that intake of lemon juice reduces the serum bad cholesterol level. The fragrance of lime is said to increase the secretion of the hormone of well-being, Serotonin, which helps you to remain calm and stress-free.

Lemon Aids Digestion
When the juice of the lemon is mixed with warm water is consumed, it helps to prevent nausea and heartburn and relieves other digestive problems. The liver is responsible for removing the toxins in the food we take and converting into free radicals. The Vitamin C in the lemon acts as a powerful antioxidant and it neutralizes the free radicals. Lime helps in digestion also by increasing the production of bile juice by stimulating the liver. Since lemon contains a special compound called lemonoids it can stop cell division in cancer cells.

Lemon for colds and Influenza
Lemon contains about 88% of daily recommended value of Vitamin C. The Vitamin C is noted for its ability to boost the immune system of your body. If the immune system is strengthened it can offer enough resistance against infections and also remove the harmful bacteria and viruses from the blood. Taking lemon water once every hour is said to cure influenza.
Lemon is acidic when eaten, but, has an alkalizing and purifying effect once inside our body. Take lemon juice daily to derive its benefits.

Lemon a perfect Health Supplement

Lemon is a little yellow fruit with a pleasant smell and it has been generally used in the form of juice, teas, dressing and drinks. The lemon fruit is usually eaten in slices or added to foods and beverages because the unique flavor it produces is preferred by most of the people. Though it is considered as a healthy fruit because it is a rich source of Vitamin C it has numerous other elements and properties that can offer numerous health benefits while adding flavor and aroma to your food, or even when applied topically.

Nutrients in Lemon

A medium-sized lemon contains only 20 calories and the main constituents are carbohydrates and water. The other nutrients include

• Fiber
• Vitamin C
• Vitamin B6
• Potassium
• Citric Acid
• Hesperidin
• Diosmin
• Eriocitrin
• D-Limonene

Benefits of Lemons revealed

Lemon and cardiovascular health
Recent studies indicate that Vitamin C is not only good for your teeth, but it is also useful in reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases. The low level of Vitamin C in the blood, especially, among those who are overweight or those who have high blood pressure, has been linked to increased risk of stroke. Lemon which is a rich source of Vitamin C and plant compounds like Hesperidin and diosmin play a vital role in reducing the risk factors for heart diseases. The Isolated fibers in the lemon reduce the blood cholesterol levels and the essential oils in it prevent oxidation of LDL.

Lemon and Kidney Health
The citric acid in lemon is known to increase the urine volume, which would flush away the toxins in your body and prevent the formation of kidney stones.

Lemon prevents Anemia
Iron deficiency is the cause for Anemia. Though lemon contains very little iron, it is very effective in preventing Anemia because the vitamin C and the citric acid in the lemon help to increase the iron absorption capacity of your body from other foods.

Lemon and Cancer Prevention
The plant compounds in the Lemon like hesperidin and d-limonene (found mostly in the lemon peel) are very useful to reduce the risk of getting many types of cancers. Eriocitrin an antioxidant present in the peel and juice of the lemon plays a major role in preventing cell damage and fighting against free radicals and prevents cancer.

The lemon, fruit, pulp and the peel have medicinal properties that are very useful in preventing many diseases and since the effectiveness of the plant compounds is not high in lemon juice, health professionals recommend eating the whole fruit to obtain maximum benefit.