Even though it has sour taste, lime (citrus aurantifolia) has many benefits, from being used for flavoring beverages to supporting beauty. This fruit also functions as an expectorant, astringent, antiseptic and antioxidant. No wonder it’s one of the most popular fruits in the world.
According to the historical data available, lime came from South East Asia before spreading to Africa, Europe and US. But whenever it’s origin, one should admit that it has many amazing benefits. And one lime with a 2-inch diameter provides 32 percent of an individual’s recommended daily vitamin C intake.
Lime works wonders as a deodorant. That’s why some people also use it for washing their hands after eating.
For those who have oily skin, lime can solve the problem by causing the pores to contract. That’s why this fruit is often used to reduce the oil on an oily face. By rubbing it on your face, particularly on your nose and forehead, you can overcome any problem that is commonly inherent in an oily face such as acne. By opening your kitchen cabinet, and with a few minutes of preparation you can find a safer, less expensive, and easy-to-use natural skin care.
The same goes for the skin of your head; lime can be used to banish annoying dandruff. If you want to use this fruit as a dandruff cure, first squeeze it and use the juice. Rub it on your scalp and leave it on for about half an hour. Then wash your head with water.
Cold or Flu?
Feeling a cold or flu coming on? Don’t stress! This fruit is a good home remedy for cold and flu.
Just boil three limes in 500 ml of water. Leave it until the amount of water become half of the original amount. Then add honey and drink it warm.
Soothe a Cut
If you get a cut, smear lime juice on it! Yes…it’s definitely going to sting (a lot), but the astringent will stop the cut from bleeding.
Don’t forget that this fruit is very juicy. Although not as rich as other kinds of citrus fruits, the Vitamin C contained in the lime is more than enough.
You can also make a refreshing drink with it. Add sugar and ice to make it taste better.
Sore Throat treatment
If you’re experiencing a sore throat, lime is great for helping to soothe it.
Lime juice can also be good for those who’re dieting. Vegetables and fruits that are rich in vitamin C are very good for maintaining a balanced diet.
The benefits of lime are many, but if you have any doubts, you should consult a health professional before using it.
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