Lemon (Citrus limon) is a flowering plant rich in vitamin C, citric acid and essential oil that is widely used for food and medicinal purposes.
Consuming Lemon juice might help to manage kidney stones as it prevents the deposition of calcium oxalate crystals which is the main reason for stone formation. It also prevents damage to kidney cells due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity.
It is beneficial in cough and cold as it boosts immunity which helps fight various infections. Lemon can also assist in weight loss when taken regularly along with honey in warm water.
According to Ayurveda, the intake of Lemon with salt is a common remedy to help manage nausea as it helps to promote digestion.
Lemon essential oil mixed with some other carrier oil like olive oil helps to reduce stress. It can be massaged on the scalp to reduce the symptoms of stress. It can also be used to manage various skin infections due to its antimicrobial activity.
It is advisable to use Lemon juice in diluted form to avoid irritation of skin and scalp due to its acidic properties.
Lemon : Citrus limon, Neemboo, Nimbuka, Limbu, Elumiccai, Lebu, Limbu, Nibu, Nimmakaya