Lemon, Ning Meng

Citus x limon

One of the most important at home remedies and familiar food. Lemon is high in Vitamin C, which acts as a powerful antioxidant and immune tonic to clear free radicals that can damage cells. The bright, crisp smelling citrus is high in essential and volatile oils that help build resistance to infection and can be used as a disinfectant for cleaning. Lemon lifts and brightens the spirit and encourages movement of Qi and water in the body to assist in detoxification. Lemon used regularly can offers preventative benefits for high blood pressure, stroke risk, iron absorption, weight loss and cancer prevention.

Parts Used:

fruit, pith, peel

Key Actions & Healing Properties:

  • Antiseptic
  • Antibacterial
  • Antirheumatic (inflammatory arthritis)
  • Antioxidant
  • Reduces fever
  • Detoxification