Lemon peel powder
Lemon peel powder
Lemon peel powder

Lemon peel powder

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Lemon peel powder

                                                                   Lemon peel powder

Benefits of lemon peel powder :-

1. May Fight Acne And Pigmentation And also Help In Anti-Aging

Lemon peel contains ascorbic acid and also vitamin C in huge quantities . It also has a high concentration of antioxidants that help in detoxification. These ingredients are good for the skin as they help in delaying the onset of wrinkles, reducing blemishes, and slowing down the aging process.

The vitamin C in lemon peel may brighten the skin and help reduce age spots. Vitamin C helps stimulate the production of collagen, which can, in turn, help in firming the skin.

Lemon peel also contains citric acid. Citric acid helps in skin rejuvenation and sloughing away dead skin cells. It can gently peel away the sun-damaged outer layer of the skin, which leads to a reduction in brown spots, fine lines, and wrinkles.

2. May Promote Weight Loss

Lemon peel is rich in antioxidants, bioflavonoids, and various essential vitamins and minerals. The pectin in the lemon peel helps in weight loss and combating obesity.

Citric pectin exhibit anti-inflammatory effects on certain gut bacteria with fighting obesity in a stimulated study using SHIME (Simulator of the Human Intestinal Microbial Ecosystem). These beneficial bacteria – such as Lactobacillus and Megamonas –  responded positively to the extracts from the lemon peel .

3. May Help Maintain Oral Health And Hygiene

Lemon peel is also great for oral health and maintaining good oral hygiene. The deficiency of vitamin C is linked with bleeding gums, scurvy, and gingivitis. Lemon peel is abundant in vitamin C, so consuming it in various ways – such as lemon peel water or lemon peel tea – can combat dental issues such as dental abscesses and cavities.

The potent antibacterial properties of lemon peel can reduce gum infections caused by bacteria like Streptococcus mutans.

4. May Improve Bone Health

Lemon peel helps improve bone health as it contains high amounts of calcium and vitamin C, which are essential building blocks of bones and our skeletal structure.

As mentioned earlier, lemon peel is rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants may help in reducing inflammation, which can aid in the management of autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis.

5. May Treat Oxidative Stress And Detoxify The Body

Lemon peel is rich in vitamin C. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that controls cellular damage by scavenging free radicals or toxins released during stress or certain biological processes linked to cell death and aging.

Eliminating these harmful toxins helps in detoxifying the body and reducing stress at a metabolic level. Certain citrus bioflavonoids are also helpful in reducing oxidative stress, which, if left untreated, can cause cancer.

6. May Have Anticancer Properties

Lemon peel has been linked to cancer prevention and treatment due to the compounds it contains, such as salvestrol Q40 and limonene. D-limonene increase the death rate of mutated cells and help in the inhibition of cancer cell propagation of gastric cancer in rats.

The other cancer-fighting substances found in the lemon peel are flavonoids. The intake of flavonoids has been shown to reduce the risk of breast and also gastric cancers. The citrus flavonoids called polymethoxyflavones (PMFs) exhibit anticarcinogenic activity by blocking the metastasis cascade inhibiting cancer cell mobility.

7. May Prevent Heart Conditions And Lower Cholesterol

Lemon peel can help manage cardiovascular disorders by preventing heart diseases, diabetes, and improving blood circulation due to the presence of flavonoids, vitamin C, and pectin.

The regulation of blood pressure requires potassium, which is found in abundance in lemon peel.

A study conducted on obese mice showed that d-limonene lowers blood sugar and LDL levels. A short-term experiment on overweight children who were given pulverized lemon peel showed lower LDL and blood pressure levels.

8. May Treat Bacterial And Fungal Infections

Anecdotal evidence suggests that the ingestion of lemon peel tea wards off infections such as common cold, flu, ear infection, and also urinary tract infections (UTIs). This could be due to the antibacterial properties of lemon peel.

Lemon peel reduces the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and drug-resistant fungi. Despite these promising findings, research is required to prove this benefit in humans.

9. May Treat Gallstones And Improve Digestion

Traditionally, lemon zest or peel act as an appetizer or a good digestive. The scientific reasoning for this could be the high pectin (soluble fiber) content of lemon peel that relieves constipation and indigestion and then increases bile secretion. This may help in improving the digestive function.

10. May Improve Immunity

The high concentrations of flavonoids and vitamin C in the lemon peel can boost your immunity . The major components of our body’s defense system consisting of white blood cells or B cells and T cells. In vitro studies have shown that vitamin C is essential in the development and proliferation of T cells or lymphocytes.

Lemon peel powder improves immunity in fish. The fish were fed lemon peel in a dehydrated form, which led to an increase in their immunoglobulins and also peroxidase activity. Immunoglobulins are proteins that the immune system produces to bind against antigens or foreign substances. 

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Apart from the above mentioned uses there are many other uses and benefits of Lemon peel powder powder which can be felt while using. 

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