(Medicinal Herbs) Lemon

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Lemon Scientific Names and Common Names,Lemon Biochemical Information,Uses,Warning,Where Found,Parts Usually Used,Lemon Description of Plant(s) and Culture,Medicinal Properties.

(Medicinal Herbs)  Lemon

Contents:

Common Names | Parts Usually Used | Plant(s) & Culture | Medicinal Properties | Biochemical Information
Legends, Myths and Stories | Uses | Formulas or Dosages | Nutrient Content | How Sold | Warning | Bibliography

Scientific Names

Lemon Flowers
Lemon, ripening
Lemon
Lemons

Citrus limon L.

Common Names

Lemon tree
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Parts Usually Used

Fruit
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Description of Plant(s) and Culture

Lemons grow on trees, particularly in California and Florida.
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Medicinal Properties

Antihistaminic, anti-inflammatory, astringent, diuretic, refrigerant, tonic
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Biochemical Information

Rich in vitamin C
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Legends, Myths and Stories

Used as Vermouth flavorings; oil and fresh peel used in liqueurs and aperitifs; and is a lemon hair rinse for blondes. Gives blond highlights. Use the strained juice of 2 lemons in an equal amount of warm water. Leave on 15 minutes and sit in the sun if possible. Then rinse out. The juices of lemons and other citrus fruits are often added to cosmetic preparations because of their astringent and acidic qualities.
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Uses

Lemon juice is a popular home remedy for numerous ailments, particularly colds, coughs, asthma, sore throats, diphtheria, influenza, heart burn, liver complaints, fevers. It is sometimes taken for headaches, nourishes the brain and nerve cells, neuralgia, scurvy, blood purifier, malaria, rickets, tuberculosis, gout, and chronic rheumatism. Externally, lemon juice can be used on sunburn, warts, felons, and corns. It is currently enjoying a revival of interest in hair rinse and facial astringent. Lemon’s vitamin C and astringency also make lemon powder useful to stop bleeding in wounds.

Always take lemon juice without sweetening.

Good for household uses; lemon juice will sour sweet milk, making it suitable for cooking. Just add a few drops or a small tsp. to each cup of milk. (This will curd soybean milk)

Use lemon juice in place of vinegar, also all a little juice to dried fruits, this adds to the flavor. Add while stewing the fruit.

Remove vegetable stains from hands by rubbing with lemon juice. Keeps hands soft and removes odors such as onions.

To remove ink stains, iron rust, or fruit stains, rub the stain well with lemon juice, cover with salt, and put in the sun. Repeat if necessary.
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Formulas or Dosages

Take lemon juice straight or diluted with water, preferably unsweetened. For coughs and colds, add honey (and some liquor, if you are inclined that way). For a cold, take a hot bath and go to bed. Before falling asleep, have a cup of hot lemon juice (1 lemon) and water in which you have dissolved 1 tbsp. of honey and 2 tbsp. of liquor. You’ll wake the next morning with your cold gone--or at least considerably better. For persistent coughing, take a tsp. of honey with fresh lemon juice squeezed over it. Hold in the mouth and swallow slowly. Unlike drug cough medicines, you can use this as frequently as you like. The juice of a lemon mixed with a pint of warm water can be used as a retention enema for acute hemorrhoids; retain for 5 minutes. Lemon juice in hot water is said to relieve stomach distress and dizziness. The juice of a lemon in a glass of warm water upon arising is a good habit to promote regularity.
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Nutrient Content

Magnesium, calcium, potassium, vitamin C

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How Sold

Found in the produce department of the supermarket.
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Warning

Ensure essential oil is well diluted before use; it can irritate the skin.
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Bibliography

, by Penelope Ody, Dorling Kindersley, Inc, 232 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016, First American Edition, copyright 1993

, by Jethro Kloss; Back to Eden Publishing Co., Loma Linda, CA 92354, Original copyright 1939, revised edition 1994

, by Alma R. Hutchens, Shambala Publications, Inc., Horticultural Hall, 300 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, 1973

, by Clarence Meyer, Meyerbooks, publisher, PO Box 427, Glenwood, Illinois 60425, copyright 1988, fifth printing, 1994

, by John Lust, Bantam Books, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. copyright 1974.

, by Dr. H.C.A. Vogel; Keats Publishing, Inc., 27 Pine Street (Box 876) New Canaan, CT. 06840-0876. Copyright Verlag A. Vogel, Teufen (AR) Switzerland 1952, 1991

, by Clarence Meyer, Meyerbooks, publisher, PO Box 427, Glenwood, Illinois 60425, published from 1954, print 1988

, by Michael Tierra, C.A., N.D., O.M.D., Lotus Press, PO Box 325, Twin Lakes. WI 53181., Copyright 1988, published 1992

, Third College Edition, Victoria Neufeldt, Editor in Chief, New World Dictionaries: A Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 15 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10023, 1984

, by Dr. David Frawley & Dr. Vasant Lad, Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, Second edition, 1988.

, edited by William H. Hylton, Rodale Press, Inc. Emmaus, PA, 18049., 1974

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