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Lemon is one of the healthiest fruits on the Earth, full of essential nutrients and vitamins which support our overall health.

This fruit is full of Vitamins A, C, B1, B6, minerals, calcium, phosphorus, pectin, magnesium, folic acid, bioflavanoids and potassium

Beyond its food spicing and flavoring uses, the citrus product has also been extensively used for medicinal purposes for several centuries.

In a similar vein, many lemon compounds thwart colds and related infections, boost flu recovery, and impressively reinforce the immune system. Although the staple is acidic in nature, it’s actually alkaline in nature and will overcome unhealthy gastric acids to achieve normal pH levels.

Lemon positively affects the liver, stomach, intestines, immune system, cardiovascular and nervous system.

If you regularly eat lemon you can prevent diseases such as bronchitis, flu, colds, laryngitis, arthritis, bacterial infection, kidney and gallstones, high blood pressure. According to the latest research, lemon can even prevent cancer. But did you know that lemon can also be used as a coating in order to treat joints?

The use of lemons to relieve the joint pain is quite unpopular among people. Lemon peel consists of essential oils which help to relax the blood vessels. It also consists of anti-inflammatory properties which help to reduce the nerve and joint pain. Joint pain can be caused by injury affecting any of the ligaments, or tendons surrounding the joint. Injury can also affect the ligaments, cartilage, and bones within the joint. Pain is also a feature of joint inflammation(arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis) and infection, and extremely rarely it can be a cause of cancer of the joint. Pain within the joint is a common cause of shoulder painankle pain, and knee pain. Joint pain is also referred to as arthralgia. The sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)chlamydia and gonorrhea can lead to joint pain.

Here are two methods in which you can use the lemon peel to reduce the inflammation and pain in joints.

  1. Wrap Grated Lemon Peel

Ingredients

  • Lemon peel- 2 (from 2 medium sized lemons)

Take peel of 2 lemons and grate it careful. Only grate the yellow part of lemon peel and not the white one. Now, rub the peel directly on the affected part. Wrap it using a bandage. Leave the bandage on for 2 hours. Use this remedy twice a day to get rid of joint pain.

  1. Lemon Peels And Olive Oil

Ingredients

  • Lemon peel- 2 (from 2 medium sized lemons)
  • Olive oil

Place the peels of two lemons in a glass jar, and pour some olive oil over them. Close the jar and leave it to stand for 2 weeks. Afterward, the lemon oil will be ready for use. All you need to do is to pour some of it on gauze and place it on the affected area. Secure it with a bandage, and leave it to act during the night.

So go ahead and try out these easy and simple recipes. Lemon peels have proven themselves really effective to treat joint pain.

As always if you have severe symptoms contact you doctor.

Loss of sleep is a common problem in our modern day society, affecting many individuals at some point in their lives.

Although occasional sleep interruptions are generally no more than a nuisance, ongoing lack of sleep can lead to excessive daytime sleepiness, emotional difficulties, poor job performance, obesity and a lowered perception of quality of life.

Insomnia is a condition involving difficulty sleeping at night that affects up to a third of the adult population and is associated with sleep deprivation. It is characterized by symptoms of daytime sleepiness and difficulty with concentration, memory and performing well at school or work. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that anywhere from 50 million to 70 million U.S. adults have sleep disorders or wakefulness disorders (excessive sleepiness during the day). In fact, over a third of adult respondents to a 2009 nationwide study reported less than seven hours of sleep during a typical 24-hour period (seven to nine hours per night are recommended).

There are various causes of insomnia and, as a result, sleep deprivation such as:

  • Anxiety

  • Neurotransmitter imbalances

  • Concurrent medical conditions

  • Stimulant medications

  • Psychiatric issues

  • Environmental factors

Some people also suffer from idiopathic insomnia and sleep deprivation, without a clear and identifiable cause.

Benefits Of Banana Tea

Drinking banana tea is highly recommended for people suffering from insomniadepression, chronic anxietylow immunity, poor metabolic function, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, digestive issues, obesity, inflammatory conditions and skin irritation, as well as those recovering from extended illness, surgery or an injury.

Bananas, especially the peels, contain potassium and magnesium. While magnesium helps prevent sleep disturbances, both magnesium and potassium work together to help relax muscles. In fact, magnesium is one of the best minerals for relaxation.

The dopamine and serotonin found in banana tea also help regulate stress hormone levels and boost mood, since they are the “good feeling” neurotransmitters. If you regularly suffer from anxiety or depression, adding banana tea to your daily diet might be exactly what you need.

How Do You Make Banana Tea?

Ingredients:

  • 1 organic banana (ends sliced off)
  • 6 cups of water (filtered)
  • Cinnamon or honey, to taste
  • Bring the water up to a boil in a stainless steel pot.
  • Add the banana to the boiling water.
  • Allow the banana to steep for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and strain the tea.
  • Add the cinnamon or honey, and then enjoy!

All you need to do is cut off both ends of the banana and place it, peel and all, into boiling water. Boil it for around 10 minutes. Using a colander, pour the water into a mug. If you’re feeling adventurous, sprinkle the cinnamon into the tea. Drink it one hour before bed time.

As another option, you can also peel and eat a boiled banana with cinnamon sprinkled on it the next day if you’d like.

Avoid the medications that you can take to treat your sleep deprivation. Instead try this easy, simple recipe that can help you sleep in a natural way.