Whether you’re adding a bit of lime to your favorite drink, squeezing the juice atop a savory dinner, or concocting an intoxicating margarita body scrub, the health benefits of lime stretch far beyond your wildest dreams!
Limes are an excellent sources of vitamin C, B6, Potassium, Folate, Flavonoids and the outstanding phytochemical – Limonene. Limonene has anti-cancer effects and helps increase the level of enzymes that detoxify carcinogens.
All it takes is a bit of lime mixed into your drinking water to effortlessly enjoy all of its medicinal properties. Toss a few slices of lime (with the peel) into your glass, or make your own lime cubes by pouring freshly squeezed lime juice into an ice tray. Pop a few cubes into your drink and increase the absorbability of all other nutrients in the beverage five-fold!
Struggling with any of the following ailments? Trust in the healing power of lime!
Lime juice has amazing digestive qualities that are very similar to our own digestive enzymes. Thus it is effectively helps with digestion and relieves bloating.
After a long day on your feet, soak them in warm water containing lime juice and enjoy the cooling, astringent sensation. This will also help promote deep sleep due to the relaxing action on the foot nerves.
Drink a glass of diluted fresh lime juice with a pinch of sea salt to relieve the pain of swollen gums. You can also use the albedo (the white matter under the peel) from the squeezed lime and rub on the gums for relief.
Add two teaspoon of concentrated lime juice into a glass of warm water and drink to relieve heartburn.
Rub the peel of a lime on dry or scaly skin to restore softness and add moisture to the skin.
Mix one part lime juice with one part water. Gargle frequently and feel its soothing effect on the throat. You may also add in a pinch of sea salt for added effect.
Health Benefit of Lime Essential Oil
When externally applied, like in our featured Massage-arita treatments, the health benefits of lime essential oil can be attributed to its antiseptic, restorative, and tonic properties. This essential oil helps to fight and protect against viral infections, helps restore energy, and reduces pain in muscles and joints.
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