The lemon tree is one of the oldest and most cultivated fruit plants in the world, and for good reason! Lemons really do earn their right to be called a super food!
Lemons are filled with vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C, A, B1, B6, magnesium, bioflavonoids, pectin, folic acid, phosphorous, calcium, and potassium. They help to protect against many diseases and conditions, and have many positive effects on the intestines, stomach, liver, and the overall immune system.
Lemon juice and peels have a nice sour, acidic taste, lemons actually function as a buffer in the body and can reduce hyperactivity in the stomach. Lemon peels have a nice antiseptic effect, and the leaves are good fever reducers.
What you didn’t know is that your favorite citrus fruit can help with joint pain! The fragrant volatile essential oils in the lemon peel help to relax blood vessels and they produce an anti-inflammatory effect, making them useful for joint and nerve pain.
The following recipe is simple and effective, and you only need a few ingredient that more than likely you already have in your house.
Here are the two most effective ways:
Grate the peel, being careful to only get the yellow layer and none of the white. Rub the peel directly onto the affected body part and wrap with a bandage. Keep in place for up to two hours.
Put the rind of two whole lemons in a jar, and fill with olive oil. Close the jar and let the mixture sit for two weeks. Rub the oil onto the affected area and wrap with gauze. Let sit overnight.
It is important to make sure that you use organic lemons.