Lemons originated in India and then spread globally to temperate and tropical regions of the world. They were sought by early sailors to prevent or treat vitamin C deficiency, also known as scurvy. It grows on evergreen shrubs and trees producing ripe yellow fruit most of the year. It is highly valued in the lemon oil, lemon juice, pectin, and citric acid processing industries.
Lemons have been used medicinally for centuries. They have strong antibacterial and antiviral properties. Natural Lemon oil contains vitamin C or ascorbic acid, citric acid (which gives lemons its sour taste), flavonoids, B-complex vitamins, potassium, magnesium, calcium, copper.
For optimal benefits, drink water with lemon on an empty stomach in the morning. If you weigh less than 150 pounds, use a squeezed lemon in a glass of purified water and drink it twice a day. If you weigh more than 150 pounds, squeeze the juice of a whole lemon into a glass of purified water and drink it twice a day.
Colds and Flu: Lemons oil contain large amounts of vitamin C (88 percent of the recommended daily allowance), which is a water-soluble antioxidant. It is known that eating foods high in vitamin C helps the body develop a defense against infection and also removes harmful free radicals from the blood.
Add lemon juice to a tall glass of hot water while dipping your feet in a bucket of hot water at about 104 degrees Fahrenheit, sipping the water to your liking or about 110 degrees Fahrenheit at about 20 minutes or until sweating. Drink lemon water every hour until the symptoms go away.