Lemon is bitter, sweet, sour, and peculiarly irresistible botanical berry that hails from the Rutaceae family. This pale yellow prolate fruit bears 5 to 10 seeds and grows on a small, thorny tree. Lemons are used modestly all around the world. From dishwasher soaps to facial cleansers, medicinal syrups to snuffing out the stinky smell, lemon knows every single spell to bring harmony in our lives.
The origin of lemons is unknown because it has been on earth for so long. The lemon tree grows only 10-20 feet tall and is scarcely foliaged. Lemons are brimmed with flavones and flavonones, including C glycosides of diosmetin and apigenin, hesperidin, and eriocitrin. It also contains phenolic compounds like hydroxycinnamic acid and hydroxybenzoic acid. Above all, lemons are the supreme source of Vitamin C which seems to be a one-stop solution to every health problem.
Apart from enjoying its way with cuisines, its medicinal benefits make it a well-reputed citrus fruit. Lemon fruit, juice, and peel are used in the treatment of scurvy, common cold, swine flu, tinnitus, morning sickness (especially during pregnancy), and upset stomach. Lemons can even dissolve kidney stones.
Being packed with Vitamin C, it revitalizes the skin by promoting the hydration. It also helps with weight loss and halitosis (bad breath).