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Take Lemon Juice For Good Health

Updated on May 2, 2011

Lemon is a readily available inexpensive citrus fruit that has culinary and medicinal uses. It is used in many recipes because of it's unique flavour it adds to food. Lemon has several health benefits. I will be talking about them in this hub.

Nutrients found in Lemon.

Vitamin C

Vitamin B

Riboflavin (trace)






Lemon is usually taken in the form of lemon water or lemon juice. Here are some of the health benefits of lemon juice.

  • Lemon juice aids digestion and relieves digestion problems such as nausea, heartburn and constipation.
  • Lemon juice acts a blood purifier and as a cleansing agent.
  • Lemon juice aids free bowel.
  • It aids the liver to produce more bile for metabolism and activates intestinal secreation.
  • Lemon juice is known for its ability to dissolve gallstones.
  • It decreases the amount of phlegm in the body and cures respiratory diseases.
  • The Vitamin C found in lemon rejuvenate the skin.
  • It can be used as an anti-aging remedy.
  • Lemon juice reduces the burning sensation in the body.
  • Lemon juice is also known for its' ability to fade scars.
  • Lemon juice alleviates toothache and can stop bleeding gum.
  • Lemon juice has antibacterial property that fights throat infections.
  • The potassium found in lemon juice controls high blood pressure and heart problems.
  • It is also known for its ability to reduce mental stress.
  • It flushes toxins from the body.
  • It can be used to treat fever because it increases perspiration.
  • Lemon juice if applied to the scalp cures dandruff and hair fall because it contains Vitamin B which is essential for hair growth.
  • Lemon juice if applied provides relieve from bee sting.
  • Lemon juice reduces arterial pressure.
  • Lemon juice stimulates blood circulation.


1. For sore throat, dilute one-half lemon juice with one-half water and gargle frequently.

2. For digestion, mix lemon juice with hot water.

3. For internal bleeding, soak a piece of cotton with lemon and place inside the nose.

4. For skin, apply fresh juice to the area of skin to fade scare, soften or brighten up. To get rid or blackheads, rub lemon juice over the area before going to bed at night. Rinse your face in the morning. Repeat the procedure until the blackheads are gone.

5. For detoxification, mix lemon juice with warm water. You may choose to sweeten with honey.

Warning: For skin care do not expose your skin to sun after applying lemon juice, you might get spots because your skin becomes highly sensitive to the sun.


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      marylu 5 years ago

      great material, drink lemon and water every morning, great stuff

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      phyllis Clinton 5 years ago

      started lemon juice on 4/1/12.My bp went from157/68to 116/62 on 4/5.unbelievable.I have beenon meds for years.It is like a miracle.

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      Notasheep 6 years ago

      Great hub! I've heard lots about lemon also cleaning out the liver! Its so fresh, love lemons. Voted up.

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      tumblintumblweed 6 years ago

      Wow, amazing what one little lemon can do!! Thanks for sharing this valuable information!



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      frogyfish 6 years ago from Central United States of America

      Ah, thank you for this lemony hub! I simply love lemons...and your first two 'helps' are my mainstay too.

      Thanks for sharing!

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      The Jet 6 years ago from The Bay

      Wow. Who knew lemons were this awesome? Thanks for sharing!

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      Dandra 6 years ago

      excellent advice, must do! Mwah!

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      youmeget 6 years ago

      Hi Loves To Read, good to see you here. So now you know some of the health benefits of taking lemon, I hope it helps you.

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      Loves To Read 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this wonderful information with us youmeget. I love to drink straight lemon juice in ice water. I find it very refreshing and thirst quenching. Some people tell me that it is not good for me to drink so much of it. However I didn't know about a number of it's benefits that you mentioned here. Seems i should be extremely healthy. :-)

      God Bless

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      youmeget 6 years ago

      Thank you heavenbound5511. I will give you more on nutrition and health.

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      heavenbound5511 6 years ago from Under the shadow of the Almighty God!

      Hi Youmeget,

      I always love having this kind of info on hand thanks for sharing helpful information! Voted up & useful. :)

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      Daffy Duck 6 years ago from Cornelius, Oregon

      I had no idea that lemon juice could do so many things for you. Wow.

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      emilybee 6 years ago

      Lemon juice is very good, thanks for writing about it! I'm following you now so I can read more on all your great topics.

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      youmeget 6 years ago

      Hi Lady_E, it's great you've added something informative to my hub. Thanks for the contribution.

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Very refreshing - I enjoyed reading and learnt a lot. Naturally, I love the smell of Lemon. I have lemon essential oils in burners and my perfume is a bit Lemony.... DKNY. There are many, but there is a particular one that has a lemon smell. (Slim bottle)

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      youmeget 6 years ago

      PR Morgan, good to hear this.

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      youmeget 6 years ago

      Thank you Fossilady, Wooded and Dexter. Glad you found it rewarding.

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      PR Morgan 6 years ago from Sarasota Florida

      Good info! I am drinking water and lemon juice right now!

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      Dexter Yarbrough 6 years ago from United States

      Once again, another outstanding hub!

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      Wooded 6 years ago

      Wow, this is some really excellent information. Thank you!

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      Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      I wasn't aware of all these unique properties of lemons...good to know

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      youmeget 6 years ago

      Hi Cheeky Girl and acaetnna!

      Glad you found my hub interesting and beneficial.

      Thanks for stopping by to take a read and for the wonderful comment.

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      I knew that lemon juice was a real benefit to health but I had no idea that there were this many benefits. What a great hub and I see you have lots more interesting hubs so I shall be checking those out too. Many thanks.

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      Cassandra Mantis 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      Ordering a skip container of it as I type these words! Heh! Great hub, and wow, what a lot of great benefits. I always take it for colds and runny nose, like right now... :)