It is well known that lemons were used as a cure long before the modern pharmacology. They are irreplaceable in the treatment of scurvy, and the ancient mariners knew this, and they used to take significant amounts of lemons on their travels.
In Sicily, which has always had big problems with the supply of drinking water, people used to put a fresh lemon in all supplies of drinking water. Their experience showed that lemon can disinfect the water, which was later confirmed by modern science. This old custom might be the reason why we still serve water with a slice of fresh lemon in it.
Lemon juice is a rich source of vitamin C, but this citrus fruit also has many other healing properties. Lemons, and their juice, can improve and heal almost anything.
Science has proven that lemons have the capacity to reduce the risk of a heart attack, have antibacterial and antiviral properties, strengthen the immune system and can even reduce the risk of cancer.
This is a recipe for a natural drink made from apples, lemons and honey which will give you a full body cleanse.
- 1 kg (2.2 lbs) apples
- 2 lemons
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 l (app. 34 oz) water
Put the water to boil and add the apples that are cut into cubes to it. Let it sit and cool off for 1 hour. Then squeeze the lemons and add the lemon juice and the honey in the water.
Drink this water throughout the entire day.