Citrus Limon

(Lemon)

Citrus Limon ~ Healing Herbs

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Description of the herb;

Herbal remedies using Lemon.

The use of herbal remedies, including the herb lemon, are popular as an alternative to standard Western allopathic medicine for a variety of problems, including nerve tonic, blood cleanser as well as used in the fight against cancer.

Lemon is an effective remedy for various ailments, and this natural holistic approach to health is becoming more and more popular, but should NOT replace conventional medicine or prescription drugs.

Lemon is also known as Citrus limon, and has certain therapeutic properties and the reported benefits of using it internally, in the form of a herbal tea (infusion) are listed below.

Lemon is used for the following;

Citrus limon benefits:

• blood cleanser

• diuretic

• inflammation

• nerve tonic

• used in the fight against cancer

• reducing high blood pressure

• minor feverish illnesses

• varicose veins

• hemorrhoids

• kidney stones

Which part to use for lemon herbal tea;

The whole fruit are used for making the brew.

Making Herbal Tea;

The standard way to make an infusion, unless otherwise specified, is to pour a cup of boiling water over the material to be infused, let it stand for 5 minutes, strain it, and drink it.

* Fresh plant material

* When the recipe refers to fresh plant material to be used, a 1/4 cup fresh material is used, following the method above.

* Dried material

* When the recipe refers to using dried material, use 2 teaspoons of material when making it.

* Bark or seeds

* Should the recipe call for bark or seeds to be used, use 2 teaspoons of seeds or 1 tablespoon of bark.

* Sweetening your infusion

* You could sweeten your health drink with honey, should you so require, and a dash of fresh lemon juice may also enhance the taste.

General warning when using herbal infusions;

• Only use the herbal material if you are 100% sure that it really the herb in question.

• If you are ill or have any health concerns, consult your health practitioner.

• Do not continuously drink the same infusion. At maximum use for 10 days and then skip 5 days.

• Only have one cup of herbal infusion per day, except during acute periods - such as when you have a cold or flu, you can then have it three times a day, but for a maximum of 4 days.

• When you use herbal remedies, be aware that they can be extremely powerful, and should you have any side effects when taking these infusions, immediately stop using the herb and consult your health practitioner right away.

Lemon Uses in the Home

Lemons have a bright, fresh scent that just sings “wake up, feel refreshed!”

This attribute must be why I often think of lemon’s scent on hot sticky days.

I expect it goes along with the appeal of a cold glass of lemonade.

Besides adding lemons to drinks there are a number of ways to use lemons in the home.

Like vinegar, much of lemon’s gift is that it is acidic.

It smells much fresher and not as pungeant as vinegar, which is fermented.

As an acid, citrus limon juice provides the benefits of vinegar, such as being a very good antiseptic killer of mold, germs, and bacteria.

What better time to learn some of these household hints during the heat of the summer when you and your family can receive a bright aromatherapy boost from the scent?

Here are tips for using lemons for hair spray, cleaning metal, freshening the air, cleansing your skin, lightening your hair, and more.

Household Uses

Lubricant

Lemon oil is renowned as being very lubricating, which is why it is so often used on furniture.

Aromatherapy

Known to calm fears and lift depression, adding a few drops of pure lemon oil to a diffuser is considered to be a good tip for when someone is experiencing these symptoms.

Antiseptic/Deodorizer

Lemon juice is a great choice for deodorizing counters, cutting boards, and more.

The acid in citrus limon juice kills mold, bacteria, and germs.

While not a 100 percent kill rate, you can’t sterilize your house anyway, so if you look at lemon juice as a solidly good deodorizer you will turn to it when you aren’t needing a hospital-level disinfectant job.

Using leftover lemon and lime rinds in the garbage disposal is a great way to deodorize this apparatus, which so often can give off an odor.

Glass and China Cleaner

The acid in citrus limon juice will break down the alkaline minerals found in hard water.

It will also work on stains.

Make a solution of 1/2 water and 1/2 lemon juice and place in the glass, letting the solution set there for a few hours before washing as usual.

Air Freshener

Simmer sliced lemons in water.

I like to use 2-3 citrus limon to about 4 cups of water.

Simmer for a few hours, replacing water as needed.

Microwave Cleaner

Just put a slice or two of lemon in a cup of water and put in the microwave for 30 seconds on high.

Use a cloth to clean dry.

You can substitute a tablespoon or so of citrus limon with water.

Metal Cleaner

An acid like lemon juice works wonders for cleaning metals such as chrome, copper, and brass.

There are myriad ways to get the lemon juice onto the metal, from simply rubbing the metal with a cut lemon (use the majority of the juice for a salad dressing), to mixing citrus limon juice with salt for a bit of an abrasive.

Whitener

Lemon juice and the sun combined proves to whiten clothes, hair, and more.

We like to soak grey clothes in some water and lemon juice (add 1/2 a cup of lemon juice to a small load of laundry and let it soak, agitating occasionally, before rinsing and hanging on the line on sunny days).

Soap Scum/Shower Stalls

Soap is very alkaline and when it combines with hard water minerals it tends to form soap scum that can then coat shower stalls, bathtubs, and sinks.

Acids cut through this soap scum.

I’d suggest using citrus limon juice straight on a sponge and wash it onto the soap scum, let set for a few hours, and then rinse.

Mineral Buildup/Scale

Minerals are very alkaline and the acid of lemon juice cuts through and dissolves the minerals.

Known as scale, mineral buildup frequently gets hard and in particular resides around faucets.

Pour straight lemon juice on a washcloth or clean cloth.

Lay the cloth over the scale and let set for a few hours before rinsing and cleaning the area.

Personal Care

Alpha Hydroxy Acid

Freshly squeezed lemon juice on my face is one of the best facials I have ever given myself.

Lemon is a natural alpha hydroxyl acid and works like a charm to remove dead skin cells.

Add some carrot juice for some vitamin-A and you have something as good as found in any spa!

Hairspray

The solvents in most commercial hairspray could light your hair on fire if you were ever near an open flame, so we recommend you make this lemon-based natural hair spray at home, instead!

Hair Lightener

How many Saturdays I spent on the front lawn in the summer, my hair rinsed full of lemon juice, lying in the sun for a few hours, hoping to lighten my brown tresses.

Squeeze 1/2 cup of citrus limon juice into a container with a spout, pour on your hair, work it through, and set in the sun until it is fully dry and then wash as usual.

Make sure not to get the juice in your eyes!

Skin Lightener

Dab freshly squeezed, straight lemon juice on dark spots like “liver spots” that you want to remove.

Let it fully dry and then rinse.

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