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Lemon A Effective Remedy Against Scurvy

Lemon A Effective Remedy Against Scurvy

Lemon 300x200 Lemon A Effective Remedy Against ScurvyHigh in citric acid, lemon Citrus burn, is what gives the name to the citrus family. Like their relatives from Asia and was the Arabs who introduced it into Europe, probably in the twelfth century. It was also the first fruit that traveled to America: Columbus took on his first voyage.

Lemon carved out his reputation as an effective remedy against scurvy long before vitamin C was identified and it was discovered that its lack was associated with the disease. In fact, this fruit is very rich in that nutrient, besides being a minor source of vitamin A, B and E.

It also contains high doses of potassium, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus and is a good source of copper, zinc, iron and manganese. Studies have demonstrated that their acids are metabolized during digestion to produce potassium carbonate, which helps to neutralize excess acidity relieving rheumatic pains and arthritis.

Lemon is a protector of the mucous membrane that lines the stomach and is a stimulant for the functions of the pancreas and liver. It is one of the most powerful natural astringent if applied directly to cuts and scrapes to stop bleeding. It is used as a gargle for sore throats, mouth ulcers and gingivitis, half-half diluted with hot water and to treat colds and flus. It has an emulsifying action of fats, so it is a frequent component of many detergents.

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