The scientific name for lemon is Citrus limonum Risso.
This medicinal plant belongs to the plant family Rutaceae.
The lemon tree is a small tree, known as lemons.
The trunk is irregular with uneven branches.
The lemon tree leaves are 6-8 cm. long.
The flowers of this herb are solitary or in axillary pairs, dyed red exterior, also the shoots. The fruit known as lemon is acidic, yellow, oval, and 8-10 cm. long.
Lemon essential oil is composed, myrcene, limonene, alcohols, Linale, nerol, geraniol, citronellyl, citropteno acid, hesperidin, pectin, citric acid, among others.
The part used Risso Citrus limonum are its leaves, seeds, fruit.
The medicinal properties of lemons are almost countless. Lemon juice contains: citric acid, sugars, minerals like magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, potassium and iron, vitamin C, B1, B2 and nicotinic acid, pectins, among which flavonoids hesperidin.
Internal use or tea or juice, or consuming the neutral.
This medicinal plant, its fruit is recommended in cases of arthritis, asthma, gout, gallstones or kidney problems, nephritis, lack of vitamin C, pyorrhea, vermifuge, antispasmodic, colds, indigestion, cough, flu and respiratory infections, anemia, and rickets.
Lemon is used externally against pains and rheumatism.
Recipes from this medicinal plant:
Natural: cut the lemon and rub the affected area with rheumatism, Apply 2 or 3 times per day.
Lemon Cure: take a lemon juice fasting, the second day juice of 2 lemons, lemon increasing every day until 10 lemons. Thereafter, a lemon is subtracted each day until the juice of a lemon again. The cure is completed in 20 days.
Infusion: An infusion of lemon leaves antispasmodic and is very good for colds, indigestion and dizziness.
Lemon juice is antirheumatic, and can take up to 3 cups per day.
A tablespoon of lemon juice in a cup of hot tea is possessed of several virtues: against gases, headache and dizziness, heart palpitations, bile and fight fever.
Tea: Tea is sweetened lemon seeds vermifuge (intestinal parasites).
Mascara: fresh lemon juice applied on the face protects the skin from the weather.
A whole lemon in a pint of boiled water and then sweetened with honey is very good for the flu and colds.