Health benefits of lime - Mosabi

This sour citrus fruit is found oval in shape and yellow, texturized outer peel. This tart and tangy is a powerful fruit to treat of various ailments. Like other citrus fruits, it has segmented like flesh inside. Lemons are acidic, refreshing and astringent. Lime is widely consumed throughout the world in beverages, refreshing drinks, pickles, jams, jellies, candies, sugar boiled confectioneries.

The health benefits of lime include scurvy, digestion, constipation, eye care, piles, peptic ulcer, respiratory disorders, gout, gums, weight loss, skin care, urinary disorders, etc. Let’s have a look in details.

Limes are an excellent source of vitamin C and good source of vitamin A because of its yellow pigments. It also contains vitamin B6, potassium, folic acid, calcium, Flavanoids and fiber. They are fat and cholesterol free, low in calories.

Lime is very effective in the treatment to cure scurvy. Lime has anti biotic, disinfectants, antiseptic, anti carcinogenic, detoxifying properties that heal abnormal tissues, peptic ulcer and oral ulcers. Its anti oxidant properties protect eyes from aging and muscular degeneration. Vitamin C may be useful in conditions like colds, flu. Regular eating of limes will get relief from bad breath. Flavanoids help to protect any infections, inhibit microbial growth and heal ulcers and wounds. Inhaling peel of lime is good remedy to give immediate relief in congestion and nausea. These all properties help reduce risk of death from all causes including heart disease, stroke and cancer.

Limes are having been associated with reducing cholesterol. It also plays an important part in aiding digestion of protein foods. It is a good appetizer and stimulates the digestive system and increase secretion of digestive juices. It stimulates the peristaltic motion. Fibers in the fruit help in easing constipation. It eradicates all the root causes of piles. The lime juice is excellent for weight reduction. It has a sedative effect on the nerves. It helps cure arthritis, rheumatism, cholera, arteriosclerosis, fatigue and even very high fever.

Its disinfectant property and high potassium content protects your kidneys, urinary bladder and help cure infections in the urinary system. Calcium, phosphorus supplies strength to bones and teeth. Lime juice is a great remedy for asthma, if patient takes two tablespoons before each meal.

Skin of lime is extensively used in many products like body oils, cosmetics, tooth pastes, beauty soaps, disinfectants, mouth washes and deodorants. Lime juice rejuvenates the skin, keeps it shining, protects it from infections and reduces body odor.

But excess eating of lime is bad for teeth because high acids may damage enamel of the teeth and make them sensitive. It may also cause the formation of renal calculi.

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