Fact or Fiction?: 14 Health Benefits & Uses Of Lemon Peels


Lemons peels have an enormous amount of health benefits, including the ability to boost your immune system; lower cholesterol and, even, help to prevent cancer. Often overlooked, lemon peels offer anti-microbial protection against bacterial (and fungal) infections – helping the body to eliminate internal parasites and worms.
Scientists reveal that phytonutrients, found in nature, can outperform chemotherapy without the risk of harming the body. We know lemon peels have some compounds that trigger the immune system and have demonstrated its substances can mitigate certain ailments.

1.It indicates about your weak immune system. People use lemon juice to boost immunity power because it contains vitamin c. Vitamin C allows body to resist infections. But do you know lemon peel contains more vitamin c and other vital nutrients than juice. So this time use lemon peel to boost your immune system.

2.Lemon peel contains some citrus bioflavonoids and Vitamin C which boost the immune system to get rid of various toxins from our body.

3.It contains many nutritional components that promote the liver and its functionality. Lemon triggers the nerve and hormone activation to liver and improves the blood circulation. You can also use lemon juice to detox your liver. For this you can consume half lemon in lukewarm water in the morning for few days.

4.Rubbing lemon peels on your nails will whiten or brighten the dull nails. The mild action of the citric acid will do all the wonders. Just take a lemon after its squeezed. Rub it on your nails.

5.It also cures osteoporosis, bone fractures, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory polyarthritis, osteoarthritis, bone fracture, etc on raw consumption as it contains calcium (which is necessary for good bones) along with Vitamin C.

6.The citric acid that is left in the lemon peel can also be used as a scrub to clean utensils. Put a handful of lemon peels into the dishwasher and you can get a set of very nice smelling dishes. Also you can use a lemon peel directly on some stubborn stains to get rid of them.

7.This is a super simple way to add citrus-y flavor to olive oil. Simply add 2-3 tablespoons of finely grated lemon zest to a cup of extra virgin olive oil, place in a glass jar and allow to stand for two weeks, shaking occasionally. Pour the oil into a strainer and discard the zest and you’ll be left with delicious lemon flavored oil.

8.Lemon peel can be used to clean the cutting board. While the fresh smell of the onions will make the smell of onion, garlic,etc vanish and prevent them from mixing with other food materials.

9.Lemon peels places at windowsills, door entrances and any sorts of cracks will prevents pest and ants to get in. Ants particularly hate lemons. So your ant problem is gone for sure. Also lemon peels will help you keep away roaches and fleas.

10.The lemon peels contain limonene and slavestrol Q40 which protects the body from cancer. Flavanoids also keep a check on cancer. It helps us in keeping a check on colon cancer, breast cancer and skin caner.

11.Lemon peels contain Vitamin C which also neutralizes the free radicals. Free radicals result in a number of body ailments such as heart problems, swelling, ageing and certain types of cancers.

12.The acid present in the lemon peel is the one responsible for all the wonders. It dissolves dead cells, excess skin on the surface of the skin and helps in reducing acne. Acne reduction is mainly because of the anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties of lemon peel. Hence it is an effective tool for acne management.

13.Add a handful of lemon peels to a jar of vinegar. Let it stand for 1-2 week. Remove the lemon peels and use it as a hair conditioner. Put a teaspoon of this solution in a mug on water. Wash off your hair with it after your hair wash.

14.You can make your own vitamin C powder by grinding up a variety of dried citrus peels. Best of all, this homemade vitamin C still contains live enzymes unlike its store bought counter-parts. To find out how to make your own vitamin C powder.
How to Consume Lemon Peel

Place your lemons in the freezer for a couple of hours. Then take them out and grate. Now you can sprinkle the grated lemon peel on your meals, salads or in your drinks. OR Grind your lemon peel (without freezing).


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Geary Andrew
Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Minor in business and liberal arts. I've written about health for more than a decade. Veteran freelance writer with expertise in health, wellness, parenting and lifestyle issues. I am passionate about educating and empowering people to achieve and maintain optimal health and is committed to providing the highest quality health care.