The lemon is pretty popular, but what we weren’t really aware of is that we are throwing away the best part – the peel!
The lemon bark contains more than 50% of the nutrients found in lemon.
Here is the list of nutrients in 100 grams of lemon peel:
Calcium: it contains about 134 mg of calcium. Calcium is very useful for our body, included in hormonal secretion, nerve impulses transmission, muscles contraction etc.
Fiber: 10.6 gr of fiber, which normalizes intestinal functions, regulates blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
Potassium: 160 mg, and this mineral helps in the heart normal function, and the whole cardiovascular system. Other tasks include conducting electricity, aiding digestion and muscle contraction.
Vitamin C: 129 mg, this vitamin is good in empowering the immune system, and has antioxidant properties.
Conclusion – lemon peel is a good remedy for pain in the joints.
The other nutrients found in the peel like lemon essential oil, citric, formic, malic acid, citronella, hesperidin and many more have antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiseptic properties, can all help with joints pain.
There is a recipe that helps a lot in terms of the aforementioned cause:
Lemon peel compression
- Two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- Two big organic lemons
- 10 leaves of eucalyptus
- A container with a lid
First, wash the lemons and peel them from the white skin that is below the bark, this white part is not used. Then, take the peels leaving them in a bowl, covering them with olive oil. Next, add the eucalyptus leafs and make sure they are also covered with the oil. Store this bowl in a cool and dry place for fourteen days.
After 2 weeks, apply the remedy on the affected area. Soak a clean gauze in the oil and place it on the skin. Cover it with a plastic bag, securing it with a towel or a scarf.
You can do this before going to bed, so that it can work its miracle while you are asleep.
Lemon peel infusion
We recommend you also try this infusion at the same time with the other natural remedy and this is how you will get even better results. Some benefits that you will get consuming the infusion are:
- Muscle tension relief
- Immune system strengthening
- Fighting bad breath
- Strong anti-inflammatory properties
- Blood pressure regulation
- Digestion improvement: lowering gas production and intestinal deflation
- Two lemons
- One liter of water
First peel the lemons, leaving the white layer. Remove the seeds and squeeze the lemon, adding the water and the peels in a container afterwards. Heat it up, and when it starts boiling leave it like that for 15 minutes and then remove from heat. Add the squeezed juice and sweeten it by preference. Consume this beverage twice a day simultaneously with the external treatment and you will notice a big change in joint pain relief and increasing their strenght!