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Lemon is an acidic fruit rich in vitamin C. It can be used to make refreshing lemon juice, or in other food recipes such as jam, pastries and beverages. Some of the health benefits of lemon include: 

. It is used to treat many diseases: the vitamin C present in lemon helps in curing diseases such as flu, colds and scurvy. Additionally, it acts as an immune booster and protects the body from diseases. 

2. It detoxifies the body: Taking lemon water flushes out toxins from your system and increases liver function. 

3. Helps with skin care: Mixing lemon juice and sugar makes a perfect body scrub. It is especially beneficial for people suffering from acne, as it controls break outs. Applying lemon juice on scars left by pimples helps in fading them. It also prevents premature skin aging and wrinkles. 

4. Reduces inflammation and joint pains: Lemon juice breaks down uric acid that causes joint pains. It is also rich in antibiotics and can be used effectively by people suffering from arthritis to reduce joint pains without depending on painkillers 

5. Helps in weight loss: Taking lemon juice and honey increases metabolism which leads to weight loss. If you are starting your weight loss journey, then taking lemon juice every morning before starting your day will increase your metabolic weight and make it easier for you to lose weight. 

6. Stops internal bleeding: Lemon is a great coagulant and an antiseptic. It can control internal bleeding and reduce chances of hemorrhaging. If you develop a nose bleed, you can put lemon juice on a piece of cotton wool and press against your nose. In no time, the bleeding will stop. 

7. Helps with constipation: Eating lemon pulp or skin is a great source of fiber in the body. It will help with bowel movement and prevent constipation. It also accelerates the production of digestive juices 

8. Prevents respiratory complications: Lemon juice is rich in ascorbic acid which prevents respiratory diseases that could lead to chest congestion. It also controls attacks from people suffering from sinuses and asthma. 

9. Helps in controlling cholera and malaria: It is an antiseptic and it purifies blood to get rid of diseases like cholera and malaria. 

10. Used in hair care: Washing hair with lemon solution helps in eliminating dandruff, itchy scalp and hair loss. It can also be used to bleach hair when you want to apply color. It is a safer alternative and doesn't strip moisture from hair like the commercial bleaches. 

There are many more health benefits of lemon. You should always remember that for you to get the best results, you should try using lemon juice squeezed directly from the fruit. Packaged lemon juice may contain preservatives and chemicals that may reduce the nutritional value. Lemon should also be used in moderation because the acid in the fruit can be very corrosive. It can cause teeth sensitivity and erode the enamel of the teeth if you use too much of it. It causes the skin to be sensitive to the sun, so you should always wear sunscreen if you are using lemon for your skin care.

Author Bio: I am Nicola Williams from UK. Am a professional content writer and a blogger.  Most of my articles include my travel experiences. My hobbies are travelling, trekking and cooking. Currently I am working on a project Australian visas which helps in visa assistance.


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