Zentraveler on the health benefits of the Lemon during flu season!


Lemon, common name for a small thorny tree, and for its fruit. Lemon trees are cultivated throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the world, particularly in Italy, Spain, Portugal, and California. Lemons were first brought from the Middle East to Spain and northern Africa during the Middle Ages. The cultivated lemon is probably a hybrid of two wild species, most likely lime and citron.

Health benefits of lemon include treatment of throat infections, indigestion, constipation, dental problems, fever, hair care, skin care, internal bleeding, rheumatism, burns, overweight, respiratory disorders, cholera and high blood pressure. Known for its therapeutic property …. lemon helps to strengthen your immunity system and cleanses your stomach. It is not only a blood purifier but also enables body to fight diseases. Lemon juice, especially, has several health benefits associated with it. Useful for treating kidney stones, curing heart strokes and reducing the body temperature, lemonade helps you to stay calm and cool.

As we all know this is the worst time of the year to come down with the flu, bad cold, bronchitis, pneumonia, and the list goes on. If you are running a fever lemon will help by making you sweat getting your toxins out of your system. It’s also very effective against sore throat… many professional singers rely on lemon and honey as a daily tonic.

We have all heard of the virtues of vitamin C and I personally believe this is the first step one needs to do if you get any of these diseases. In addition to taking plenty of vitamin C you should take plenty of pure lemon juice (also rich in vitamin C plus a host of other properties.) in your drinks and teas.

A little different twist is to take pure lemon juice (from real lemons) in any form and either drink it straight or mix it into your hot tea with honey. This is one of the most effective natural methods to aid in the natural healing process known. If you only had to choose one item, including all the cough syrups, lozengers, over the counter drugs, and prescription drugs this little known secret The Lemon… might just be what the natural doctor ordered and could help to a speedy recovery.

Disclaimer: This website is simply the writers views and is not an attempt to practice medicine or provide specific medical or health advice and should not be used to make a diagnosis or to replace or overrule a qualified health care provider’s judgment. None of the statements on zentraveler are to be understood as a recommendation on how to treat any disease or health related condition. If you require medical or other assistance Zentraveler strongly encourages users to consult with a qualified health care professional.

QUOTE: Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; Lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good. A.J. Lepore

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: Lemons are thought to have originated in India, though they were known in ancient Egypt and Greece as well. Arab ships brought lemons to Europe during the Middle Ages, and Columbus brought them to America in 1493, as they were used on long voyages to prevent scurvy.

THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE:Lemon seeds! Grown your own lemon trees and utilize nature’s pharmacy.

ZENTRAVELER SAYS: When the first sign of an infection begins use pure lemon daily to help nature in the healing process.

From here to Infinity is a relatively short ride! The next leg takes eons and eons as you fly through the Barycentric Dynamical Time Zone! …and on and on and on.

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