We used the lemon to make a lot of food. With it we marinate the meats, we give flavor to our salads, we quench the thirst in the summer or we give a fresh touch to our cakes.
It is useful even to remove one or another stain. However, peeling and peeling, we may be wasting the best part.
Almost half of the lemon’s nutrients are concentrated in its bark. The latest studies, recognize in their shell a wide range of nutrients (vitamins, minerals and fibers) much needed for our body. Let’s see in detail:
Calcium: Each 100gr of lemon peel contains 134mg of calcium. Calcium has multiple functions in the body.
It is involved in the processes of hormonal secretion, the contraction of muscles when performing some force and in the transmission of nerve impulses.
Potassium: Each 100gr contains 160mg. Potassium allows the heart to function properly, reduces blood pressure and prevents heart disease.
Also, along with sodium, calcium and chloride, it is responsible for conducting electricity in the body. Intervenes in the digestive process and in the contraction of muscles.
Vitamin C: 100gr contains 129mg of vitamin C. This vitamin strengthens the immune system, helps to synthesize collagen and is an antioxidant that protects against radical damage.
Fiber: Each 100gr contains 10.6 of fiber. It normalizes intestinal processes, provides satiety (so they help with weight loss) lowers cholesterol and regulates blood sugar.
Lemon peel: an effective remedy for joint pains
In the shell, lemon essential oil is concentrated, along with citronella, felandren, citric acid, malic acid, formic acid, hesperidin, among others that function as antibacterial, antiseptic and anti fungal.
All these nutrients as a whole, act on the joints, helping the relaxation of blood vessels. In turn, they work as a body anti-inflammatory.
Now that we know all of its properties and how beneficial it is for joints, let us know what is the best way to prepare an excellent natural remedy and make the most of its qualities.
The reality is that we will not tolerate consuming the husks to tablespoons, we learn to realize the following natural topic.
Natural Remedy with Lemon Peel to Treat Joint Ailments
– 2 tablespoonoil extra virgin olive oil .
– 2 Large lemons organic (this way we ensure that the shell does not contain chemicals, nor are polished with any product)
– 10 eucalyptus leaves.
– An airtight container with a lid
-Wash well lemons. Peel them away from the white skin beneath the bark. The white part we will not use it.
-Place the shells in the bowl and pour the olive oil over them until completely covered.
-Add the eucalyptus leaves. Check that the leaves are also immersed in the oil.
-Take the bowl and let stand in a cool, dry place for two weeks.
How to use:
Once the indicated time has elapsed, the remedy is used directly on the pain.
Moisten a clean gauze with a little of this oil and place it on the sore area. Cover the gauze with a bag, put on a scarf or something similar.
The idea is that the lemon peel oil acts directly on the pain and that the joint is in permanent heat. It is necessary that this heat is not dispersed.
Perform this treatment before going to sleep: this way the ointment will act all night while you sleep.
Infusion of lemon peels
We recommend you also try this infusion and get better results. Some benefits that you will get consuming it are:
-Relieves muscle tension.
-Fights bad breath.
-It helps the digestive process: it produces less gas and deflates the intestines.
-Relieves joint pain in legs and arms. It is a potent anti-inflammatory.
-Strengthens the immune system
-Regulates blood pressure.
It is very easy to prepare:
-1 liter of water
-Peel the two lemons leaving the white skin attached to the fruit.
Then remove the seeds and squeeze them.
-Place the liter of water and shells in a container. Take to the fire.
– Once it starts to boil, leave it for 15 minutes and remove from the heat.
-Add the juice of the lemons and sweeten it to taste.
Drink this infusion twice daily, while you perform the treatment with the ointment and you will notice how your joints begin to strengthen again.