Lemon juice (nimbu ras) has many health benefits. It is a good natural remedy of diabetes, skin problems, dental problems, constipation, indigestion, obesity, cold and throat infection, rheumatism, respiratory problems, kidney stones and many other health problems.
Actually the lemon (nimbu) is a yellow fruit of small evergreen tree which is used for culinary and remedial purposes. Lemon is available in each and every kitchen. Its juice is useful in various natural remedies to cure different health problems. We use the pulp and rind of lemon in cooking and baking also. The juice of the lemon gives a sour taste. Use of lemon juice (nimbu ras) is almost essential to make lemonade, soft drinks, and cocktails etc; it is also used as a short-term preservative on certain foods. The juice of the lemon may be used for cleaning purpose to brighten cookware, to remove grease, to bleach stains, and to disinfect etc.
Lemon has many nourishing elements like- vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin E, folate, niacin thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, copper, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, phosphorus, protein and flavonoids, by which it helps to maintain your immune system as well as helps to cure many health problems also by way of using in different natural remedies. Lemon is an excellent anti-septic; it is used in Ayurvedic medicines also. Lemon has 90% water; it fulfills the water deficiency during summer and prevents from summer’s diseases. Lemon is useful to cure some small diseases without medication.
Major Health benefits of Lemon Juice:
1. Cures Heat Stroke:
Lemon (nimbu) is used as a preventive natural remedy of heat stroke (Loo). During summer, use lemon soft drink as preventive measure against heat stroke. To make lemon drink, squash juice of one lemon in a glass of water, then add a pinch of black salt and four tea spoon sugar (or as per taste); drink this lemon juice once daily in afternoon or before going out.
2. Lemon Juice for Indigestion:
We use juice of lemon (nimbu ras) as natural remedy to cure indigestion. Simply squash one lemon in a glass of water and add juice of 4-5 ‘Neem’ or azadirachta indica leaves and a pinch of salt in it. To squash the juice of neem leaves, crush or grind leaves and sieve. It tricks the liver into producing bile, which helps the food in moving through gastrointestinal tract smoothly. This is a simple natural remedy to ease an upset stomach or to cure indigestion by using lemon water.
3. Lemon Juice for Stomach Diseases:
Lemon juice (nimbu ras) is also used with Triphla powder to cure any type of stomach diseases (pet ke rog). If you have any stomach problem-
- Take a cup of lukewarm water and add one tsp of Triphla powder in it.
- Squash one lemon in the water and drink it directly.
- You can take lemon juice with triphla once daily.
- It cures any type of stomach ailment.
- You can purchase ‘Triphla powder’ from any Ayurvedic medicine shop or chemist shop.
4. Good for Loose Motion:
Lemon juice is also used to control loose motion (dast) and Diarrhea. You can give one table spoon lemon juice with rock salt (sendha namak) and sugar to the patient. Lemon has 90% of water; it controls water deficiency in body due to loose motion.
5. Lemon Juice for Cold:
Lemon is also good to cure cold. Boil a glass of water over heat; then add juice of a lemon (nimbu ras) in boiled over water. Let it to be cool; drink it before going to sleep with some honey. It cures cold naturally without any medicine.
6. Removes Kidney Stone:
Lemon or nimbu is also effective to remove smaller kidney stones. If you have small kidney stones, chew half lemon daily with rock salt (sendha namak); it helps to break them apart and flush them out.
7. Lemon Juice for Itching or Scabies:
Lemon or nimbu works effectively to treat scabies or itching naturally. Boil 100 ml coconut oil (nariyal ka tel) on heat and add two lemons juice (nimbu ras) in it; boil it for 10-15 minutes. Let it to be cool and keep in a bottle; rub this oil on the affected area 2-3 times a day. It cures itching or scabies within 2 days.
8. Controls Obesity:
Lemon juice (nimbu ras) works well to control obesity (motapa). Lemon contains a flavonoid called nairinzanin that burns the extra fat of the body. Take its juice with honey and a pinch of salt in lukewarm water daily in the morning; it helps to control weight naturally.
9. Good for Hair Problem:
Lemon juice (nimbu ras) is also beneficial to cure different hair related problems like dandruff, hair fall etc. Apply it directly on the scalp to treat dandruff problem; by applying lemon juice with honey (shahad) on the scalp directly, you can prevent hair fall problem.
10. Sore Throat:
Lemon juice (nimbu ras) is anti-bacterial and rich in vitamin- C which helps in treating infection and soreness of throat. Take lemon juice with honey (shahad) directly or with green tea; it is very simple and most common natural remedy for curing throat infections.