It is known that the lemon was used as a cure long before the modern pharmacology. It is irreplaceable in the healing of scurvy, and this fact was known to the ancient mariners, who used to take significant amounts of lemons on their journeys.
Also, it is known that in Sicily, which has always had big problems with the supply of drinking water, they always used to put a fresh lemon in all supplies of drinking water. From their experience, the people knew that the lemon can disinfect the water and later, the modern science confirmed it. Probably, due to this old custom we still serve the water with a slice of fresh lemon.
The lemon juice is great source of vitamin C, but this citrus has many other healing properties as well. There isn’t almost anything that the lemon, or the lemon juice, cannot improve, correct, heal.
The science has proven that the lemon reduces the risk of heart attack, its antibacterial and antiviral effect, and it is known that it strengthens the immune system and even reduces the risk of cancer.
Here is a recipe for natural drink for full body cleanse based on lemon, apples and honey.
- 1 kg (2.2 lbs) apples
- 2 lemons
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 l (app. 34 oz) water
Boil the water and pour over apples that are cut into cubes. Let it sit and cool off for 1 hour. Then add the juice of lemons and honey.
Drink it throughout the entire day.