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Thanks to their health benefits and compounds, lemons can easily be considered super-food. The lemon tree is one of the oldest cultivated plants, and it’s still being cultivated around the world, retaining its popularity for centuries.

Lemon is a tropical fruit rich in essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, B1, B6, C, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, pectin, bioflavonoids and folic acid. They are a great ally in the fight against many diseases, and positively affect the liver, stomach, intestines and the immune system. What’s most interesting is that the lemon peel has many health benefits and antiseptic properties, so we shouldn’t just throw it away.

Lemon has a sour, acidic taste which reduces the hyperactivity in the stomach. The peel contains essential oils which can relax blood vessels and can also be used for nerve and joint pain thanks to their anti-inflammatory properties. This article presents a few ways that can be very effective in preventing inflammation and joint pain.

Recipe #1

First, it’s crucial that you use organic lemons for the recipes. Take off the peel and put it in a glass jar with some olive oil. Close the jar well and let the mixture stay for two weeks. Afterwards, apply the oil on the affected areas, wrap with a gauze and leave the mixture overnight to work its magic.

Recipe #2

Grate some lemon peel and rub it directly onto the affected part, wrapping it with a bandage. Leave it on for a couple of hours and you will be amazed by the results!