Detoxifying, alkalizing, energizing qualities abound in this little gem of nature. According to Paul Pitchford, lemon and lime is “Perhaps the most valuable fruit therapeutically for people who have eaten a high-fat/protein diet. (It) destroys putrefactive bacteria in both the intestines and mouth; used to purify the breath. It’s antiseptic, anti-microbial, and mucus-resolving action make it useful during dysentry, colds, flus, hacking coughs, and parasite infestation. Benefits the liver, encouraging the formation of bile; improves absorption of minerals; promotes weight loss; cleanses the blood; treats high blood pressure, thick, poorly circulating blood, and weak blood vessels. Alleviates flatulence and indigestion in general.
Lemon increases the production of fluids in the body. It’s juice, diluted with water, is often used for reducing the effects of summer heat, calming the nerves, treating sore throat, cramps, and diabetes, which are often marked by fluid deficiency.”*
*Paul Pitchford, Healing with Whole Foods
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