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Lemons: the Healing Wonder fruit

A superfood for multiple ailments and catalyst for sustainability of general health and vitality

Category: HealthSciencePermaculture

Date: 10 September 2011

Author: Summarised by Arseny Peisakhov

Description: A truly wonderful creation of nature, Lemons posess invaluable healing properties. They are also one of the only known predominantly anionic foods on the planet. Read on...


Lemon Remedies

  • Sore throat: Dilute lemon juice with water and gargle frequently. Dilute one-half lemon juice with one-half water. It is even better to use straight lemon juice. A slice of lemon bound over a corn overnight will greatly relieve the pain.
  • Felon [pus formation on a finger joint]: A slice of lemon bound over a felon will not fail to bring the pus to the surface where it can be easily removed.
  • Asthma: To relieve asthma, take a tablespoon of lemon juice one hour before each meal.
  • Liver complaints: the juice of the lemon should be taken in a glass of hot water one hour before breakfast every morning.
  • Flu: to break up la grippe [flu or influenza], drink a large glass of hot water with the juice of a lemon added, while at the same time have the feet in a deep bucket or other vessel of water with mustard added to it. The water should be deep enough to where it comes nearly up to the knees. Keep adding hot water to the patient's tolerance and until the patient begins to perspire freely (about 20-30 minutes). Be sure there is no draft on the person while this is done. The patient should be near a bed so he can get in it easily and avoid any danger of getting chilled. If convenient, a full hot bathtub would be good in place of the foot-bath. The lemon water should be taken every hour until the patient feels that all the symptoms of the cold are gone.
  • Heartburn: A teaspoon of lemon juice in half a glass of water relieves heartburn.
  • Rheumatism: one or two ounces of lemon juice diluted in water should be taken three times a day: one hour before meals and at bedtime.
  • Hemorrhage: in cases of hemorrhage, lemon juice diluted in water and taken as cold as possible will stop it.
  • Scurvy: treated by giving one to two ounces of lemon juice diluted with water every two to four hours.
  • Menstruation: In excessive menstruation the juice of three to four lemons a day will help check it. Best to take the juice of one lemon at a time in a glass of cold water.
  • Stomach ulcers: How can one with an inflamed or ulcerated stomach partake in the juice? Would not a strong acid like that of the lemon act as an irritant? That would depend on how it was taken. If in quantity, yes. But to take it very weak at first [diluted sufficiently in water], it will cease to burn. The sufferer afflicted with ulcerated stomach has to use great perseverance to affect a cure, and it can be cured if care and patience is used. The gastric juice in the stomach is four times as strong as lemon juice.

    In these cases, I recommend one to two tablespoons of Aloe Vera Gel before the lemon water. Taking 500 mg. of Bromelin has also proven to be helpful.
  1. Jethro Kloss 'Back to Eden', ISBN: 978-094098-509-4
  2. Dr. Alexander F. Beddoe 'Biological Ionization in Human Nutrition', ISBN: 978-188120-101-4
  3. Weston A. Price 'Nutrition and Physical Degeneration', Keats Publishing, Inc. ISBN: 978-087983-816-4
2012-05-06  18:12:52
A daily intake of Lemon Water works wonders on the immune system. I personally like to make Honey, Lemon, Ginger tea - Honey for sweetness and Ginger for a light spicy effect. Don't use boiling water.
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