Plants and Health

Lemon: benefits and virtues


The lemon is the fruit of lemon (Citrus limonium)a small evergreen tree of the Rutaceae family.

Native to India and Southeast Asia, it was introduced to Europe by the Arabs at the start of the Christian era.

This citrus fruit has been cultivated in France since the 17th century and recognized for its many benefits and virtues on health.


  • Gardening: how to grow the lemon tree well
  • Cooking: our recipes with lemon

Lemon and its health benefits

Mainly made up of water, lemon provides little protein and lipids.

Those are carbohydrates and the fibers which are the most important constituents of this fruit.

  • Very rich in vitamin C (among citrus fruits, it is the fruit that contains the most), lemon is a good antioxidant.
  • It helps fight allergies, strengthens our immune system and prevents the formation and development of certain cancers.
  • Lemon is also an excellent ally against fatigue.

Ideal against winter ailments:

  • In case of influenza, strong fever or simply big heat, lemon is a very good refreshing drink that can be consumed in juice or inlemonade (macerate two lemons, unpeeled and cut into slices with a little sugar) in a liter of water.
  • Antiseptic and depurative, lemon can be used to cure Infectious diseases. Drinking hot lemon juice with a tablespoon of honey is a natural remedy to relieve a cold, a influenza or a bronchitis, but also to help our immune system to better defend against microbes of winter.

Using lemon

  • Mixed with hot water and drunk on an empty stomach in the morning, lemon juice acts as a tonic on the liver and facilitates digestion. It can help relieve many digestive disorders (nausea, heartburn, bloating).
  • Thelemon peel cool or dry, has tonic virtues. It is used in the composition of certain aperitif drinks.
  • In the mouth, the lemon has the reputation of whiten teeth, fight tartar formation, relieve canker sores and inflammation of the gums.
  • In external use, lemon is an excellent antiseptic rescue. Lemon juice stops the bleeding and speeds up healing.
  • For somehair supple and shiny: after shampooing, add lemon juice to the last rinse water.

Lemon in cooking for its benefits

Lemon juice is tasted cool or hot, pure or with water, with added sugar or honey. he perfume cakes, mousses, cakes and jams, but also many savory dishes.

  • In one seasoning salad, it is a good alternative to vinegar.
  • As to candied lemons, they are essential in some tagines lamb or chicken.
  • Cooking: our recipes with lemon

Nutritional benefits of lemon

34 kcal / 100 g. Lemon is a diuretic, rich in vitamin C and minerals. Its leaves are antispasmodic, astringent and calming.

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