People from around the world have been using a lemonade cleanse for
thousands of years. This practice is still being used for cleansing toxins from the body in Turkey, The Middle East and South Western
Asia. The Ancient Egyptians used lemons for colic or fever. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, they look at
the flavour of food and herbs as well as the thermal energetics. Lemons and
limes are sour in flavour and are cooling in the body.
Lemons and Limes are possibly the most valuable fruits therapeutically!
It is best to use fresh organic lemons and limes. Lemon concentrate in a bottle is usually pasteurized. You will still receive the health benefits from the sour flavour, but not the heat sensitive nutrient Vitamin C.
It is best to eat the rind, pulp and peel for the bioflavonoids, especially Quercitin known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Lemons, limes, oranges, grape fruit, tomato, broccoli and onions are rich in Bioflavonoids- Quercitin, Rutin, Hesperdin, Citrin and Naringin.
Lemons and limes are sour in flavour which aid in the digestion of fats by encouraging the formation of bile which benefits the liver.
Lemons alleviate flatulence and indigestion.
Drinking warm lemon water first thing in the morning gently flushes the liver, alkalizes the blood and moves the bowels allowing for your morning bowel movement.
Raw lemon juice which is rich in potassium helps the nerve cells and the brain; improves concentration, memory, calms the mind.
Lemons help keep the skin clear and decrease wrinkles. Lemon water purges toxins from the blood. The juice can be applied to scars to reduce their appearance. Vitamin C is an antioxidant helps decrease wrinkles and the sour flavour helps absorb fats keeping the skin supple yet tone.
Squeezing a couple of lemons into a pitcher of spring, well, or filtered water makes a wonderful lemonade cleanse providing the sour flavour and vitamin C. Add grated peel (bitter taste), rind and pulp and you will also receive many Bioflavonoids.
Using the entire lemon is known to:
Lemon Balm herb Melissa officinalis is not part of the lemon tree family, but when combined with a lemonade cleanse it is known to:
Caution the use of too much citrus fruit for those who suffer from:
Using Lemons and Limes Externally