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

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

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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Reader Comments (5)

  • Aneela
    Jul 22, 2015 - 3:40PM

    Thanks for the article and recipeRecommend

  • bubba5
    Jul 23, 2015 - 1:49AM

    Balanced diet with no junk food with do more than lemons … and if your fixated on lemons and don’t have access to free lemons consider taking Vitamin C pill.Recommend

  • Jul 29, 2015 - 8:30PM

    Yoga and stretching can also provide a good way to strengthen your muscles, as well as keep you flexibleRecommend

  • Sep 1, 2015 - 4:36PM

    I have Arthritis in my right knee. I just started drinking lemon water three days ago, and I have already begun to to have amazing results. I feel less, and lesser pain, as the days continueRecommend

  • Oct 15, 2015 - 12:13PM

    What are some effective strategies when you think your patient with chronic pain is misusing his medications? Recommend

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