Lemons can be used in a variety of ways – they can be added to many meals or drinks for aroma, can be used to lose weight or even for cleaning. They are a pretty versatile tropical fruit which offers quite a few benefits for our health. However, it’s not just the fruit that’s beneficial – according to experts, when consuming lemons we should include the peel as well.
According to studies, lemon peels contain up to 10 times the amount of vitamins found in the fruit. The peel also contains calcium, potassium, magnesium, beta-carotene and vitamin C as well as other compounds which can improve your overall health. The peel also contains rare compounds which are important for our skin and can prevent the development of skin, colon and cancer cells.
Lemon peels are rich in vitamin C and flavonoids which can clean our blood vessels and reduce the amount of cholesterol in the arteries, effectively preventing atherosclerosis. Adding the peels in your dishes will also improve the health of your joints and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
Joint pain is a big problem for millions of people around the world and can be mild or severe. It is usually brought on by aging, but nutrient deficiencies can also make the tendons, ligaments and joints suffer.
To prevent these problems, we will show you how to use the peel in 2 ways in order to reduce the pain. Lemon peels have nerve-soothing properties which will disable the pain in your knees and considering the fact that they are natural, they don’t have no adverse side-effects.
One way to use lemon peels against knee pain is simple – just grind a lemon peel or two, then apply the powder on your painful knees and lay down for a couple of hours. You should feel relief soon. Here’s another way to use the peels:
- Olive oil
- Eucalyptus leaves
- 2 lemons
Peel the lemon and put the peels in a glass jar. Pour the olive oil just until the peels are covered and add a few eucalyptus leaves as well. Close the jar and leave it in a dark and cool place for a couple of weeks. After 2 weeks, soak a cloth in the mixture, then apply it on your knees to reduce the pain. You will get the best results if you use the mixture before going to bed. Try it yourself and you will get rid of your joint or knee pain in less than a month!