Lemons: The Great Healer

Lemons: The Great Healer

Lemons rank among the most beneficial foods known to man. Rich in citric acid and vitamin C, they are great aids to the digestive system. For gastric distress, nausea, indigestion, and diarrhea, preparations based on this simple fruit offer remedy.

Lemon Medicines:

here are a few of the medicinal applications of the lemon, drawn from the treatises of Ayurvedic medicine:

  1. For any acidity or gastritis: following morning centering activities, drink the juice of one lemon in a glass of lukewarm water, add a pinch of black salt (available from Indian import stores) if possible.
  2. For any stomach upset or indigestion: the juice of one lemon in a glass of warm water to which a quarter teaspoon of powdered, roasted cumin, and a pinch each of black salt and freshly ground black pepper has been added, Use slat or honey to taste.
  3. For nausea of all types: cut one lemon in half and heat both halves with the open surface upon a hot frying pan until the juice inside the fruit boils. Sprinkle salt on one half, sugar on the other, and suck the juice from both.
  4. For diarrhea: heat the juice of one lemon to lukewarm, add the freshly squeezed juice of one lemon, and a pinch of black pepper. Drink at once.
  5. For severe gastritis conditions the following remedy is suggested:

Fill a clay or glass crock with fresh, whole lemons that have first been washed in warm water and dried with a clean towel. Cover the lemons completely with crystalline (rock salt), cover tightly, and store in direct sunlight for 40 days, stirring daily with a perfectly dry, clean wooden spoon. After the 40 days, remove the lemons, wash, and place in a clean crock. Now cover with honey and keep for use as needed. Take one-quarter lemon four times daily until the condition improves.

6. One piece of lemon pickle daily, eaten with food, forestalls all stomach disorders.


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