LEMON (CITRUS LIMON) : Benefits of lemon ,vitamin c , weight loss, skin

INTRODUCTION -:
The lemon was introduced in Spain and North Africa between the years 1000 and 1200 CE.
It belongs to the kingdom of “Plantae”. The lemon plants form an evergreen spreading Bush or small tree 3-6 metres(10-20 feet) high. Lemon has very valuable pharmaceutical, cosmetic and culinary(healthy food) properties.
Other uses of lemon juice known from traditional medicine include the treatment of cold, irregular menstruation, and blood pressure and also helped with cough.
Lemon is a rich source of vitamin C and in addition, they are a decent source of potassium and Vitamin B6.
Lemon contains numerous phytochemicals including polyphenols, terpenes and tannins. It involves Low fat and protein it consists mainly of carbs(10% and water 88-89%).

LEMON IN SUMMER -:

Lemon has many antioxidant and antibacterial properties which help combat many viral infections illnesses and colds during summer. During summer lemon is the best source of hydration it is important to stay hydrated and take care of your health.
Lemon has many nourishing elements that help our body remain fresh and cool. 
BENEFITS OF LEMON (नींबू)
1. Boost digestion 
2. Helps to lose weight 
3. Promotes hydration 
4. Natural deodorants
5. Clear and glowing skin
1. BOOST DIGESTIONS
Drinking lemon with water helps to Boost Your digestive system. The citric acid present in the lemon will keep the digestive problem out. It increases the gastric acid secretion, fluid produced in the stomach that encourages your body to break down and digest food.
2. HELPS TO LOSE WEIGHT
Lemon has Vitamin C and antioxidant properties which promotes adequate digestion. It is low in Calories and promotes fullness as regular water it Boosts Your metabolism and detoxifies the body.
3. PROMOTES HYDRATION
It helps to prevent dehydration Boost Your energy and it helps to eliminate toxins to keep our organs functioning properly.
4. NATURAL DEODORANT
Lemon juice is another highly acidic ingredient it helps to maintain body odour reduces the pH of your skin and makes it uninhabitable for bacteria. 
5. CLEAR AND GLOWING SKIN
The antioxidant found in lemon peel detoxifies the skin to a greater extent. It helps to remove Acne scar as well as wrinkles exfoliate skin and act as a great cleanser. It wipes out blackheads and makes your skin brighter and smooth.
Few beneficial remedies for skin -:
1. LEMON AND HONEY (it acts as a great cleanser)
2. LEMON AND YOGHURT (it makes your skin brighter and smoother)
3. EGG WHITE, LEMON JUICE AND BROWN SUGAR (it acts as a scrubber)
Few beneficial remedies for Hairs -: 
1. It boosts the growth of hair 
2. It stimulates hair follicles
3. It promotes hair growth
4. Prevents hair loss 
FEW LEMON RECIPES -: 
1. LEMON WATER 
Ingredients -: 1 lemon 
4 cups of water 
Method-:
Take 4 cups of water in a jug then squeeze one lemon in it you can also add mint or cucumber for better flavour freeze it for half an hour then enjoy the sip.
2. LEMON WITH COFFEE
Ingredients -: 
1 cup of coffee
Half lemon
Methods:-
Take 1 cup of coffee and squeeze half of the lemon. This drink helps you to lose weight fast. Lemon has vitamin C and coffee has caffeine which boost metabolism and activates fat-burning hormones.
DRAWBACKS OF LEMON-:
1. skin irritation
2. Ulcer and upset stomach
3. Gastritis
4. Frequent urination

LEMONGRASS (CYMBOPOGON)
Lemongrass is also known as ‘CYMBOPOGON’. It is a Herb that is native to Sri Lanka and South India but grows in many countries. Lemongrass plants have long leaves and it is similar to see grasses. The leaves are blue-green turning red in the fall and emitting a strong lemon essence. Lemongrass is a tropical plant and it will grow best in Sunny and humid conditions of the tropics and subtropic the accumulating temperature of lemongrass varies from 10 to 33°C (50-91.4°F) but it will grow at temperatures between 25 and 30°C (77.86°F).

USES OF LEMONGRASS -:

1. The plant is used to flavour dishes in many Continental recipes.
2. It is used to make lemongrass tea.
3. The oil taken out from the leaves is normally used in insect repellents.
4. It is used in scents and soaps.
BENEFITS OF LEMONGRASS:- 
1. It decreases fever
2. Fixes stomach ache
3. Maintains healthy cholesterol level
4. Enhances the immune system
5. Controls obesity 
RECIPES WITH LEMONGRASS
1. Lemongrass tea
Ingredients -: 1/2 lemongrass finely chopped
1/2 cup Mint finely chopped
1 tablespoon tea leaves
Jaggery for good taste
Methods -:
1. Take finely chopped mints, lemongrass and Jaggery in 5 cups of water and let them boil.
2. Down the flame and simmer till it reduces to about 3 cups of water.
3. Then strain the lemongrass tea and serve.

 QUESTION AND ANSWERS RELATED TO THE ARTICLE –
1. HOW MANY CALORIES ARE IN LEMON?
Ans -: 29 calories in 100grams of lemon 
2. HOW MUCH SUGAR IS IN LEMON?
Ans-: 2.5g in 100grams of lemon 
3. HOW MUCH CALCIUM IS IN LEMON?
Ans:- 26mg of calcium in 100grams of lemon 
4. WHICH VITAMIN IS PRESENT IN LEMON?
Ans:- vitamin C
5. Can you put lemon on your face every day?
You shouldn’t use lemon on your face or skin if you are going outside in the sun it may cause skin irritation but you can use it on daily basis for improvement in complexion. Do a patch test before use.

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