Lemons are well known for their beneficial health properties because of the high amounts of vitamin C and the low sugar content. They can be consumed every day for better health; however there are also ways you can use them around your home to make your everyday tasks much easier. Here are 21 ways in which you can use lemons.
- Better mental health
You can improve your mood, boost your energy levels and relieve depression by drinking lemon water.
- Clean kitchen table surface
Rub half of a lemon over the kitchen table in order to remove the dirt and the unpleasant smell.
- Breathing relief
You can reduce the mucus by coughing with the help of lemons. They are particularly beneficial for people with asthma.
- Refresh the fridge
To remove the unpleasant odor from the fridge take a sponge and soak it in lemon juice. Then place the sponge in the fridge and keep it in for a few hours.
- Regulate blood pressure
Lemons contain potassium which can be very beneficial for those who have hypertension.
- Relieves arthritis and rheumatism symptoms
In cases of rheumatism and arthritis you can reduce the inflammation that causes the pain by consuming lemon water which stimulates urine production.
- Prevent kidney stones
Drinking larger amounts of lemon water stimulates production of urinary citrate which prevents kidney stone formation.
- Removes odor
To prevent bad odor from the trash can put a few pieces of lemons at the bottom of the trash can before putting a new bag in.
Dry and soft lettuce leaves can become fresher with the help of lemon. Soak them in lemon water for a few hours while keeping them in the fridge.
- Strengthen the nails
Soak your nails in a solution of lemon juice and a cup of warm water for about 5 minutes. Your nails will become stronger after several uses.
- Eliminate bad breath
To eliminate bad breath you should rinse your mouth with lemon water for a few minutes. Afterwards spit out the liquid and always rinse your mouth with water as lemons can damage the tooth enamel.
- Prevent premature aging signs
Lemon water has numerous medicinal properties it is very beneficial and the best thing is it contains 0 calories.
- Wash fruits and vegetables
You can remove pesticides from your fruits and vegetables by spraying them with a solution of 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and water. Add the juice and water in a spray bottle and spray on your products then rinse them off with water.
- Remove stains from your fingers
Lemons are also efficient for removing the stubborn stains on your fingers. Rub a piece of lemon on your fingers well and then rinse with soap and warm water.
- Moisturize dry elbows
Prepare a mixture of lemon juice and baking soda and apply it on your elbows. You should rub it well and then rinse and apply a little olive oil.
- Relieve headache
In case you have a hangover or a headache, drink a mixture of lemon juice and a few teaspoons of hot tea.
- Improve the function if the digestive system
Lemons are also beneficial for the digestive system because of their powerful antiseptic properties. Consume 1 tablespoon of lemon juice every day at the same time to protect your digestive system.
- Maintain vaginal hygiene
Rinsing your vagina with a solution of lemon juice with water will not cause irritation but it will help maintain proper hygiene.
- Remove warts
To remove a wart, apply a cotton ball soaked in lemon juice directly on it. You should repeat this until it is completely gone.
- Remove the smell of smoke
In case you heat your home with wood you can remove the unpleasant smell of smoke by putting lemon peels in the fire.
- Reduce asthma symptoms
Drink 2 tablespoons of lemon juice before and after meals to improve your overall health and to reduce asthma symptoms.