The benefits of the lemon.
11 June 2013,07:00:28 BST
There are many, many benefits to the lemon; beauty - cosmetic, hygiene, care, diet… The lemon is a useful miracle food in lots of cases!
Besides being very beneficial the lemon is a rather inexpensive citrus fruit compared with the profits which it produces on the health.
Some people consume lemon juice on an empty stomach in the morning; to obtain a fresh and bright complexion.
The lemon is used to treat oily skin, it is astringent and it allows the tightening of the pores of the skin. The lemon is also used in the fight against acne, as acne is often bound to oily skin.
It is necessary to apply the fresh lemon juice to the skin before lying down - without rinsing it off. The lemon applied to the skin will dry it up and tighten the pores. In the morning the skin can then be rinsed with fresh water.
For hair the lemon is also full of benefits; to favour the shine and the brightness of your hair.
As well as this, Lemon can help to give you white teeth. At the end of your brushing of teeth or at the beginning, rub your teeth with some lemon juice.
There is well over one thousand ways of using the lemon to help improve your appearance – inside and out!
Even the lemon peel can be used to make a great zest, a lemon pepper, a lemon sugar or even a lemon oil. You can even freeze it to keep it for later to cool your drinks down in the summer!
Here the recipe to make some lemon oil:
You will need 1 cup of oil (the one that you like the most) and 2 -3 tablespoons lemon zest, finely grated;
1 Place the oil and the zest in a glass jar. Let it stand at room temperature for at least 2 weeks, shaking occasionally.
2 Pour the oil through a strainer and discard the zest. Transfer to a jar and store, tightly covered, in refrigerator. Enjoy!