The lemon has so many uses. It is time to take the modest little fruit seriously
You use it to make your fresh lime soda; squeeze it over your kebab to season it and then it is consigned to the dustbin. But the modest lemon has many more uses than just these. Here are a few home grown uses the fruit can be put to.
According to hairstylist Remi, “Strained tea leaves mixed with lemon juice and applied to the scalp helps prevent hair fall and also leaves the hair soft and shiny.”
She says, “In order to get rid of dandruff, apply lime juice as well as use the rind on the scalp before shampooing your hair. Doing this twice a week could help a great deal.” Lemon can also be used to whiten teeth. Rub half a lemon with salt and a pinch of baking soda on the teeth.
To treat chapped lips, mix a teaspoon each of cream, lemon juice and honey and rub it on your lips. Use for a week to see results.
Sunitha Joy, a housewife has some advice for those with oily skin. “Turmeric powder mixed with a few teaspoons of lemon juice and applied on the face for 15 minutes, helps open the pores and takes away excess sebum from the face,” she says.
“You needn’t visit the beauty parlour to bleach your face,” she explains.
“All you need is to mix milk with lemon juice and tomato juice and apply it to your face. The lemon juice is like a skin toner.”
Pratiksha Suri, a beautician hands out a tip on how to improve complexion. “A few drops of lime juice mixed with rose water and cucumber juice improves one’s complexion.”
Lemon rind can be used to scrub elbows. Also, it is believed that lemon juice mixed with a teaspoon of honey and drunk every morning helps clear one’s system and relieves constipation.
These lemon treatments are bound to do you a world of good!NEETI SARKAR