Islamabad: We all know lemons protect us against many diseases and have positive effects on internal organs and the overall immune system. But, did you know that this citrus wonder can also help with joint pain? Researchers have studied lemon water as a potential source of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and antioxidants, which may help reduce inflammation.
Fragrant essential oils in lemon peels help relax blood vessels and produce an anti-inflammatory effect, making them useful for joint and nerve pain. Lemons are rich sources of vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C, A, B1, B6, magnesium, bioflavonoids, pectin, folic acid, phosphorous, calcium, and potassium.
Joints and Body Pain Relieve Home Remedy
Lemon peels help in improving bone health. The high amount of calcium and vitamin C help in maintaining and improving the health of bones and prevents bone-related diseases like osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and inflammatory polyarthritis.
The following two simple recipes from naturalhealthcareforyou will help you get rid of joint pain:
Grate the peel, being careful to only get the yellow layer and none of the white. Rub the peel directly onto the affected body part and wrap it with a bandage. Keep in place for up to two hours.
Put the rind of two whole lemons in a jar, and fill with olive oil. Close the jar and let the mixture sit for two weeks. When the remedy is ready for usage, put some of the olive oil onto clean gauze and place the gauze onto the affected area.
Put a plastic bag over the gauze and a wool scarf over the bag. Do this procedure in the evening because the best way to heal your joints is to let this coating act overnight. It is important to make sure that you use organic lemons.
Lemon Water Benefits for Arthritis and Gout Patients
When you have arthritis or gout, it’s important to stay hydrated, and drinking enough water is the best way to do that. Lemon water can be a healthier alternative to sodas or sugary beverages and it also has specific benefits for arthritis.
First, vitamin C may prevent the onset of arthritis in the first place. A 2004 study found that people who get 40 mg of vitamin C a day are significantly more likely to develop inflammatory arthritis than those people who consume 40 to 65 mg.