Most of you are familiar to the traditional use of lemon in order to relieve soar throat and add citrus flavor to the dishes. However, the use of lemon is diverse and when you read this list of lemon usage, you will wish to always have it in your kitchen.
Find out the 39 usages of lemon to make your life easier.
- Refreshes the fridge
The unpleasant smell from the fridge can be easily removed with lemon. Soak a sponge in lemon juice and put it in the fridge for couple of hours. Also, remove anything suspicious to you about the due date from the fridge.
- High blood pressure
The lemon contains potassium, which helps to control high blood pressure.
- Returns the color of the vegetables
- Mental health
Water with lemon can improve the mood and alleviate symptoms of depressive shakes. The lemon will quickly refresh you and increase the energy levels.
- Kitchen desktop
If the desktop in the kitchen has an unpleasant odor due to cutting garlic or fish, rub it well with half a lemon.
- Problems with breathing
Lemon can help thin the mucous of coughing and can help you breathe easier. It can also help people suffering from asthma.
- Arthritis and rheumatism
The lemon is a diuretic, which means that it increases the urine production and thus helps to reduce inflammation by removing all toxins and bacteria, while at the same time relieves the symptoms of arthritis and rheumatism.
- Prevention of kidney stones
A daily intake of lemon or water with lemon can stimulate the production of urinary citrate, chemical compounds that help prevent kidney stones.
- Fights against insects
You don’t have to use insecticides to keep your kitchen free of insects. Just brush it with lemon. First coat the handles of the doors and windows, then squeeze lemon juice in every part of the kitchen where you have noticed accumulation of insects. Arrange thin slices of lemon in the kitchen to prevent the arrival of insects.
- Prevention of early signs of ageing
Lemon can reduce the production of free radicals which are responsible for skin ageing and skin damage. Water with lemon doesn’t contain any calories and has excellent properties.
- Washing fruits and vegetables
You can never know what type of pesticide and dirt can reside on your favorite fruits and vegetables. Fill a spraying bottle one tablespoon of juice and mix it with water. Spray on the fruits and vegetables.
Thanks to its antibacterial properties, the water with lemon can beat throat infection. if gargling with salt water isn’t something you love, try to gargle water with lemon.
- Removing odor
If the garbage starts to release an unpleasant odor, you can use lemon to remove it. Save the remnants of orange and lemon and put them inside the bags of garbage. Repeat this every few weeks.
- Purifies blood
- Green salad
Don’t throw away the pieces of lettuce that aren’t crunchy. Put a little lemon juice in water, then add the green salad and put it in the fridge for an hour. Dry the lettuce leafs well before using them.
- Oral health
Lemon juice can stop bleeding gums and relieve you from pain in the teeth.
- Dark spots on the skin
Ti lighten dark spots n your skin, place a lemon juice directly on that part of the skin. Let it stay for 15 minutes and then rinse. This is a safe and effective way to lighten dark spots on the skin.
For a lighter shade of hair, mix ¼ of lemon juice and ¾ of water. Rinse your dry hair with it and let it dry. If you want to get results as quickly as possible, repeat this once a day for a week.
- Strengthens nails
Mix juice of half a lemon with 1 cup of warm water and soak your fingers in it for 5 minutes. You can rub your nails with the peel of the lemon.
Blackheads can be removed with lemon juice. You can wash your face daily with water and lemon. You complexion will improve after a few days.
Mix water and lemon juice and rinse your mouth. Citrus acid balances the pH in the mouth and destroys bacteria that cause bad breath. After a few minutes, rinse your mouth with plain water because lemon can damage tooth enamel.
Rub your head with 2 teaspoons of lemon juice and rinse it with water. Then mix 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 cup of water to rinse your hair. Repeat this daily until the dandruff disappears.
- Remove stains from the marble
The stains on the marble are sometimes difficult to remove. Cut a lemon in half and rub the marble. No, don’t do this often, because the acid can damage the marble. You can wash the marble with plain water after you’ve rubbed it with lemon.
- Remove the stains on your fingers
Lemon juice can remove stains on your fingers. Rub your fingers with lemon and then rinse them with water and soap. Repeat this until you remove all the stains.
- Dry and coarse elbows
For a soft and smooth skin on your elbows, the lemons are the best. Mix baking soda and lemon juice, then rub your elbows with this mixture. Rinse them and massage with olive oil.
Lemon juice mixed with a few teaspoon of hot tea is great for hangover or headache. It will be effective as the painkillers.
- Fever and temperature
Chills and fever can be caused by various conditions and the lemon is an effective solution.
Lemon juice has powerful antiseptic properties and can improve the work of the digestive system. Take 1 tablespoon of lemon juice very day at the same time.
- Vaginal hygiene
Lemon juice diluted with water is a safe and effective way to maintain vaginal hygiene. Although it is a powerful antiseptic, lemon will not cause irritation of the vaginal flora.
You can keep lemon slices in your closet that will repel moths and leave a pleasant and refreshing scent.
- Digestive system
The digestive disorders are one of the most common problems, and hot water with lemon is a solution for almost all digestive problems. Lemon juice will purify the blood, reduce the risk of constipation, eliminate toxins from the body and speed up the work of the digestive system.
- Disinfection of scratches and cuts
Stop the bleeding and disinfect small wounds using lemon juice. You can dip cloth in lemon juice and firmly hold it on the injured area.
- Whitening delicate fabrics
Avoid chemical bleaches when you can whiten your fabric with lemon juice. Soak a cloth in lemon juice and baking soda and let it stay for 30 minutes before you wash it.
- Remove warts
You have tried various ways to remove warts, but nothing worked? Next time put cotton soaked in lemon juice on the wart. Repeat it for several days until the citrus acid completely removes the wart.
- Cleaning jewelry
Tanned jewelry can be cleaned with a mixture of lemon and salt (or soda). Make a paste and leave the jewelry in it for 5 minutes, then wash it with warm water, rinse it and dry. The same mixture can be used to clean the sink and descaling.
For even clearer clothes, add 1 cup of lemon juice in the machine during washing. The lemon will help in removing stains from the clothes and your clothes will have pleasant fragrance.
- To remove mold from the clothes
Rub lemon on the stain, let it dry in the sun and repeat until the stain is completely gone.
- Remove odor of smoke
If you heat with wood at home, your home might have un unpleasant smell of smoke. Put a lemon peel on the heating to prevent odors.
- Reduction of asthma symptoms
To enhance the overall eating habits and encourage detoxification of the body, and alleviate asthma symptoms, take 2 tablespoons of lemon juice before and after meals.