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Introduction

Lime is one of the most common fruits that can be used forvarious medicinal purposes. Lime is a sour citrus and its scientific name is citrusaurantifolia and it is used for the treatment of numerous ailments because ofits potent health benefits. Lime can be consumed in pickles, jellies, sorbets,different types of beverages, candies, snacks and sugar boiled confectionaries.The oil that gets extracted from its peel is used in the production of cosmetics,tooth pastes, soaps, hair oils, body oils, disinfectants, soft drinkconcentrates, deodorants, mouth washes and numerous other products. Lime iscommonly grown all around the world and has many different varieties.

Health benefits

Lime is one of the best benefits for scurvy. Scurvy ischaracterized by infections, cracked lips, mouth ulcers, bleeding gums andcertain other symptoms and is caused by deficiency of vitamin C. Lime isabundant in vitamin C and that makes it a perfect remedy for ailments such asscurvy. Lime juice and oil are very beneficial for the skin health because theyrejuvenate it keep it shiny, reduce body odors and protect it from numerousinfections. Flavonoids which can be found in lime have very potent antioxidant,antibiotic and disinfectant properties. Lime oil can be applied topically onthe skin to cure dandruff and rashes and scrub the dead cells.

Both oil andjuice can be used orally and externally. Lime is also efficient in aidingprimary digesting and watering the mouth. Lime increases the production of digestivejuices stimulates the peristaltic motion and the entire digestive tract. Limeis also beneficial in improving the functioning and the cleaning of theexcretory system which prevents and eases constipation. Limonin that can befound in lime prevents and heals various oral and peptic ulcers.

Lime can also be used to relieve congestions of the upperrespiratory system because it is abundant in kaempferol. Lime’s strongantioxidant properties are very efficient in protecting the eyes from the agingprocess and macular degeneration. Limeis also very helpful in the treatment of gout caused by accumulation of freeradicals and different toxic substances. Lime is efficient in inhibitingmicrobial growth and preventing the gums from developing certain ailments. Itcan also eradicate piles and all its root causes.

Lime can also be helpful forthose who want to loses weight as it burns fat remarkably well. Lime isbeneficial in preventing and healing numerous urinary disorders, it improvesthe appetite and it can be very helpful in the treatment of illnesses such ascholera, arthritis, diabetes, cancer, heart diseases and rheumatism.

Caution

All citrus fruits contain seeds that are poisonous and whenthey get ingested in larger quantities they can even be fatal.

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