Lemons are extremely versatile and can be used in a variety of ways. Not only they add flavor to meals or drinks and work as a great all-purpose cleaner, but also provide a wide range of health benefits. However, it is not only the fruit that is beneficial, but the peels as well.
According to studies, lemon peels contain up to ten times the amount of vitamins found in the lemon itself. The peel is packed with vitamin C, magnesium, beta-carotene, potassium, calcium, and more. The peel also contains compounds which are beneficial for the skin and prevent both skin and colon cancer.
Leon peels are abundant in vitamin C and flavonoids which can cleanse the blood vessels and reduce cholesterol build-up in the arteries, which in turn prevents atherosclerosis. Adding lemon peels in your meals will also improve your joint`s health and lower the risk of osteoporosis.
Joint pain is a tremendous problem for millions of people worldwide, ranging from mild to severe. It typically comes with aging, but nutrient deficiencies can also cause the tendons, joints, and ligaments to suffer.
To treat joint pain, you can use the peel in two different ways. Thanks to their nerve-soothing properties, they will reduce pain in the knees without any adverse side-effects.
The first way to use lemon peels for joint and knee pain is extremely simple. Grind a lemon peel or two and then apply the powder onto the painful area. Lay down for a couple of hours and you should feel a relief in no time.
Here is the second way to use the peels for the same purpose:
- Olive oil
- Eucalyptus leaves
- 2 lemons
Peel the lemon and place the peels in a glass jar. Pour the olive oil, making sure the peels are covered, and add the few eucalyptus leaves. Close the jar and keep it in a dark and cool place for a few weeks. After two weeks, soak a cloth in the mixture and then apply onto the knees to reduce the pain. For optimal results, use the mixture before bedtime.