Lemon Peel Powder - (100% Pure)
Lemon (Citrus limon) is a common citrus fruit, alongside grapefruits, limes, and oranges.
While the pulp and juice are used the most, the peel is usually discarded. However, recent studies have determined that lemon peel is full of bioactive compounds that may provide numerous health, healing, and wellness benefits.
Here are some potential benefits and uses of lemon peel.
1. High nutritional value
Even eaten in small amounts, lemon peels are very nutritious. According U.S. Department of Agriculture, Lemon peel, raw; one tablespoon (6 grams) of lemon peel provides (dry, powder is almost as nutritious – but more convenient):
- Calories: 3
- Carbs:1 gram
- Fiber:1 gram
- Protein:0 grams
- Fat:0 grams
- Vitamin C:9% of the Daily Value (DV)
Lemon peel packs a high amount of fiber and vitamin C, providing 9% of the DV in only 1 tablespoon (6 grams).
Additionally, the peel of lemon boasts of small amounts of calcium, potassium, and magnesium.
D-limonene, a compound that gives lemon its characteristic aroma, is also found in the peel and may be responsible for many of this fruit’s health and healing benefits.
2. High in antioxidants
Antioxidants are plant compounds that prevent cellular damage by fighting free radicals in your body, Oxidative Stress: Harms and Benefits for Human Health.
Animal studies also show that D-limonene increases the activity of an enzyme that helps reduce oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is associated with tissue damage and accelerated aging, Gastroprotective effect of limonene in rats: Influence on oxidative stress, inflammation and gene expression.
In addition, the vitamin C in lemon peel acts as a powerful antioxidant and likewise promotes immune health, Vitamin C in Disease Prevention and Cure: An Overview.
Intake of flavonoid antioxidants like D-limonene is linked to a reduced risk of certain conditions, such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes.In a meta-analysis study that conducted to assess the association between dietary flavonoid and lignan intake and all-cause and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality in prospective cohort studies, findings from this meta-analysis indicated that dietary flavonoids are associated with decreased risk of all-cause and CVD mortality, Dietary Flavonoid and Lignan Intake and Mortality in Prospective Cohort Studies: Systematic Review and Dose-Response Meta-Analysis.
3. May have antimicrobial and antifungal properties
Lemon peel may have several antimicrobial and antifungal properties, Bactericidal activity of lemon juice and lemon derivatives against Vibrio cholera, Seasonal variations of antimicrobial activity and chemical composition of essential oils extracted from three Citrus limon L. Burm. cultivars.
Noteworthy, in a test-tube study, this peel significantly harmed and reduced the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, Antimicrobial and Antibiofilm Activities of Citrus Water-Extracts Obtained by Microwave-Assisted and Conventional Methods.Another test-tube study showed that lemon peel extract fought a drug-resistant fungus that causes skin infections, Lemon peels mediated synthesis of silver nanoparticles and its antidermatophytic activity.
4. May treat gallstones
Some studies suggest that D-limonene may help treat gallstones — hard deposits that can develop in your gallbladder, D-Limonene: safety and clinical applications.
5. Enema protocol (colon detox) with Lemon peel + Himalayan Pink Salt
Practiced for centuries by many cultures around the world — including Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine systems — detoxification is the process of removing and eliminating toxins and food wastes, then feeding your body with healthy nutrients.
Today, with more toxins in the environment than ever, "it's critical to detox," says Linda Page, N.D., Ph.D., the author of Detoxification: Programs to Cleanse, Purify and Renew.
What Happens to the Undigested Food Once It Gets Into the Large Intestine?
Undigested foods to rot, ferment, and decay inside. Processed, unnatural foods tend to stick around the longest.
One effective way of performing enema, an effective alternative to colon hydrotherapy, is Pink Himalayan Salt + Lemon water enema treatment.
glass jar with a lid (glass NOT plastic)
2 teaspoons of Pink Himalayan salt
1 liter of very warm filtered water
2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice or half tablespoon of lemon peel powder
1. Heat up your water gently.
2. Add your ingredients into the jar, add the water, put the lid on, and shake it vigorously to fully dissolve the salt thoroughly (if the water is too hot let it cool before shaking to avoid glass jar bursting).
3.Drink the mixture as quickly as you can, within a few minutes if possible (under 5 minutes is the goal).
4. Lie down on your side and massage your belly on one side, then repeat on the other side. Do some stretches and little jugging to get things moving. Manage to hold in the solution for about 30 minutes this will help your body fully absorb the mixture.
5. Within a short time after finishing the mixture you should start to feel the urge to go to the bathroom.
6. Once you feel you can no longer hold out, go to the bathroom, might use the bathroom several hours before you’re fully “cleansed” and your colon is emptied.
Research is still underway to solidify this old tradition, but nobody that has practiced this deep detoxification protocol has said it didn’t work for them – it’s a hack. Try it and share your experience!