Lemonade could easily be the most boring way you’ve used lemons so far…
Lemons are an interesting food – they can be sweet, they can be sour, and they can help you in completely unexpected ways that do not involve cooking at all! Below, learn about situations and how lemon can become your new favorite fruit.
It can help with mosquito bites
Itching and red dots are just some of the symptoms of mosquito bites, but fortunately, the natural anti-inflammatory and anesthetic properties of lemons are there to help you with this situation. Simply apply some lemon juice to the area of the bites, or slice the lemon in half and grease the part of your itchy skin.
It can clean the microwave naturally
Due to its acidic properties, lemon can have an antibacterial and antiseptic effect, ideal for cleaning the microwave. Squeeze half a lemon into a bowl (which is safe to use in the microwave) and add half a cup of water. Turn the microwave on for 2-3 minutes, then turn off and wait another 5 minutes without opening the door. Then just wipe the inside with a cleaning cloth.
It can soothe a sore throat
The above-mentioned antibacterial and antiseptic properties of lemon can be very useful in sore throat. As a bonus, there is a high level of Vitamin C, which will boost your immune system. Simply squeeze half a lemon, add a little water and rinse the throat, or add the squeezed lemon to a cup of your favorite tea.
It can raise energy levels and reduce stress
The natural lemon scent can help to re-energize and reduce stress levels. It is enough to smell fresh fruits to revitalize your senses, to get rid of sleepiness and become more relaxed!
It can cure nausea
Feeling nauseous or hangover? No worries, lemon is here to help. Cut it into slices, take one slice for 1-2 minutes, then make sure to rinse your mouth. It should also be noted that too much lemon can damage the tooth enamel, so do not overdo it with this method!
It can refresh your fridge
Lemon can also act as a natural room deodorant, and because of its antibacterial and antiseptic properties, your refrigerator will smell fine and fresh. Soak a sponge, a piece of cotton, or other absorbent items with lemon juice and refrigerate for several hours.
It can disinfect the kitchen cutting board
Still trying to get rid of the smell of garlic and pepper on your cutting board? No worries, the lemon peel is here to help you in this situation too! Oils that are found in the bark of lemon also have antibacterial properties, so lemon can be used as a natural cleanser. Simply cut the lemon in half, squeeze the juice from one half, but be sure to leave the pulp. Sprinkle a teaspoon of salt on a cutting board and rub with lemon all over the board. Rinse well and your board is clean again and free of odors.
Do you use lemon in these or some other situations? Share in the comments.