Lemon Herbal Remedies
Lemon juice is taken internally for liver congestion, hyperacidity, hiccoughs, and obesity. Mixed in hot water, it is drunk for colds with fever and sore throat as well as dizziness. It combines well with sage tea and a teaspoon of honey for sore throats. Lemon juice may be applied externally for sunburn and warts. In traditional medicine lemons were used for scurvy, urinary gravel, and venous problems such as varicose veins and hemorrhoids. Lemon has a taste of SOUR and a temperature of COOL.
Lemon Proper Dose
|Lemon Fresh Juice||1-2 tablespoons per dose in water|
|Lemon Infusion||1 teaspoon of the dried peel|
Lemon Reference Information
|Latin Name||Citrus limon|
|Part Used||Fruit Juice|
|Herb Forms||Fresh fruit juice, essential oil, bulk herb (peel); lemon juice powder.|
|Botanical Info||A small evergreen tree from the Citrus family with fragrant white flowers and stiff thorns.|
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