Medicinal properties of Lemon (Citrus medica)

by Grace B.

Lemon juice has been used medicinally for centuries in a myriad of ways. According to ancient Ayurvedic text, Caraka Samhita, lemon stimulates digestive fire, aids in the bodies' absorption of herbs, spices, and foods; and also cleanses the blood, lymph, and mouth. Below are some amazing health benefits of lemon!

Lemons contain a high concentration of Polyphenols. Polyphenols are the most abundant source of antioxidants found in whole foods. Recent studies show lemons may have antiaging, and free radical fighting abilities because of their polyphenol content. Lemons are very high in Vitamin C. Vitamin C is a key mineral in preventing a plethora of modern diseases. Lemons are antimicrobial, as well as antifungal. A Japanese study found that lemon juice may help to lower blood pressure. Lemon juice has shown potential in both the prevention, and treatment of cancer.

All of our vegetable juices contain fresh squeezed lemon juice because of the amazing health benefits, as well as the flavor. Have you experienced any benefits of adding lemon to your diet? We would love to hear about it in the comments below!

Our delicious cold pressed juices are available in our Grab n Go located inside the Fairhope Piggly Wiggly, open from 7 to 9!