Did you know lemons could help you get rid of joint pain?

When life gives you lemons, peel them!

Alveena Abid July 22, 2015
When life gives you lemons, peel them! PHOTO: HEALTHANDHOMEREMEDIES

KARACHI: We all know lemons protect us against many diseases and have positive effects on internal organs and the overall immune system. But, did you know that this citrus wonder can also help with joint pain?

Fragrant essential oils in lemon peels help relax blood vessels and produce an anti-inflammatory effect, making them useful for joint and nerve pain.

Lemons are rich sources of vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C, A, B1, B6, magnesium, bioflavonoids, pectin, folic acid, phosphorous, calcium, and potassium.

Lemon peels help in improving bone health. The high amount of calcium and vitamin C help in maintaining and improving the health of bones and prevents bone related diseases likes osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory polyarthritis.

The following two simple recipes from naturalhealthcareforyou will help you get rid of joint pain:

Recipe 1: 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.

Recipe 2: 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. When the remedy is ready for usage, put some of the olive oil onto clean gauze and place the gauze onto the affected area. Put a plastic bag over the gauze and a wool scarf over the bag. Do this procedure in the evening because the best way to heal your joints is to let this coating to act overnight.

It is important to make sure that you use organic lemons.

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