Lemon is a beautiful gift of nature; it belongs to the citrus fruit family. (Urdu Lughat, vol. 5, pp. 122) Lemon is generally included in the list of vegetables. Though it looks small, it brings countless medicinal advantages. Following are some of them:
Specialities and advantages of lemon
٭ Lemon carries dry and cooling effect.
٭ Lemon contains vitamin A-B calcium, iron and phosphorus and it is full of citric acid.
٭ Drinking juice of thin-skinned lemons few times in a day provides protection from Malaria. (Jannati Zaywar, pp. 565)
٭ Applying lemon on face then washing it by soap will remove all pimples and acne within few days. (Jannati Zaywar, pp. 566)
٭ Squeezing one lemon in 250ml of warm water and rinsing mouth with it three times daily removes canker sores. (Gharaylu ‘Ilaj, pp. 61)
٭ Rub lemon juice on gums for stopping gum bleeding. (Ibid, pp. 68)
٭ Applying salt, lemon juice and sesame oil on teeth after mixing them, removes yellowness of teeth and stops gum bleeding. (Ibid)
٭ Grind dry lemon peels into a powder, add salt to it, and rub it on your teeth to get them shining. (Ibid, pp. 68)
٭ Squeezing a lemon in a half cup of water and drinking it or cutting a lemon in two halves and sucking it after sprinkling ground black pepper and salt on it is a useful tip against vomiting. (Ibid, pp. 81, 93)
٭ In case of nosebleed caused by the rupture of a blood vessel, strain lemon water with a piece of fabric and pour drops of it into the nose by a dropper, اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه عَزَّوَجَلَّ, it will stop bleeding. (40 Ruhaani ‘Ilaj ma’ Tibbi ‘Ilaj, pp. 15)
٭ If the books and clothes get worm-eaten then place the lemon peels with books and clothes, they will remain safe from damage. (Jannati Zaywar, pp. 568)
٭ Drinking lemon water mixed with 1 teaspoon of honey on an empty stomach prevents unusual sleep.
٭ Drinking lemon water during hot winds and scorching heat is also refreshing as well as it is also beneficial from medical view point.
٭ Lemon digests food quickly, heals chest burning, reduces obesity and cleans the blood.
Easy method of squeezing more juice out of a lemon
٭ Heating a lemon by placing it into the hot ashes and then squeezing it, will produce juice with easiness. (Jannati Zaywar, pp. 566)
٭ Rolling lemon well with the [palms of] both hands will soften it and then it will produce more juice when squeezed.
Note: Please consult your physician before acting upon any remedy.