Each one of you certainly uses lemon to prepare a lot of meals or to taste our salads, quench our thirst in the summer or give fresh touch to our desserts. It is useful even remove one or another stain.
Almost half of the lemon nutrients are concentrated in the shell. Recent studies recognize in its shell a wide range of nutrients (vitamins, minerals, and fibers) very necessary for our body. Let’s look in detail:
Each 100 g lemon peel contains 134 mg of calcium. Calcium has more functions in the body. It involves hormonal secretion, muscle contraction when performing certain force, and transmission of nerve impulses.
Each 100 g contains 160 mg. Potassium allows the heart to function properly, lowers blood pressure and prevents heart disease. In addition, along with sodium, calcium and chloride, it is responsible for conducting electricity in the body. Intervenes in the digestive process and contraction of muscles.
100 g contains 129 mg of vitamin C. This vitamin boosts the immune system, helps in synthetic collagen and antioxidants that protects against free radical damage.
Each 100 g contains 10.6 mg fibers. It normalizes the bowel processes, ensures satiety (and helps with weight loss), lowers cholesterol and regulates blood sugar.
Lemon peel: An effective remedy for joint pains.
In the shell the essential oil of lemon is concentrated, along with citronella, citric acid, malic acid, formic acid, hesperidin, among others, that act as anti-bacterial, anti – septic and antifungal.
All of these nutrients in general act on the joints, helping relax the blood vessels. On the other hand, they act as an anti-inflammatory body.
Now that we know all of its properties and how useful it is for joints, we will know the best way to prepare a great natural drug and make the most of its quality.
Natural Remedy with Lemon Peel to Treat Joint Ailments
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
2 large organic lemons (this way we make sure that the shell does not contain chemicals)
10 eucalyptus leaves
An airtight container with lid
Wash the lemons well. Peel them away from the white skin under the bark. We will not use the white part.
Put the peels in the bowl and pour the olive oil over them until they are completely covered.
Add eucalyptus leaves. Make sure the leaves are also submerged in the oil.
Take the container and let stand in a cool, dry place for two weeks.
After the expiry of the indicated time, the drug is used directly to the pain.
Moisten a clean gauze with oil and place it on the painful area. Cover the gauze with something.. The idea is that the oil acts directly on the pain and the joint is in constant heat. It is necessary that this heat is not dispersed.
Perform this treatment before going to sleep, so that the ointment will act all night while you sleep.
Lemon peel infusion
I recommend that you also try this infusion and get better results.
Some benefits of this infusion are:
Relieves muscle tension
Fight against bad breath
It helps the digestive process
Relieves pain in legs and arms. It is a potent anti – inflammatory.
Strengthens the immune system
Regulates blood pressure
1 liter of water
Sweetener of your choice
Peel two lemons leaving the white skin attached to the fruit.
Then remove the seeds and grate them.
Put the liter of water and the shells in a bowl. Place on the heat.
Once it begins to boil, leave it for 15 minutes and remove from the heat.
Add the lemon juice and sweeten to taste.
Drink this tea twice a day while you perform the treatment with the ointment and you will notice how your joints start to strengthen again.