6. Lemon Juice
Lemon juice is a hugely popular tonic for many different things. It’s used to support weight loss, soothe sore throats, prevent kidney stones, provide a natural boost of energy, help digestion and balance pH levels in the body. Lemon juice can also be used as an all-natural cleaner, bleaching agent, laundry detergent, and air freshener.
Lemons can treat indigestion, constipation, mouth and gum disease, fever, burns and high blood pressure. It can help strengthen the immune system, cleanse and detox the stomach and even purify the blood. Lemons contain many nourishing vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin E, folate, niacin, riboflavin, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, and many more.
Lemon water has been proven to hold many health benefits, and the juice has antiseptic and anticoagulant properties, so it can even stop internal bleeding. Lemon juice contains high concentrations of citric acid, a frequent ingredient in skincare products that can stimulate regeneration of skin tissue and reverse signs of aging. Lemon juice is also an antifungal, which can treat dandruff problems when applied to the scalp.
Using lemon juice for hair growth is effective due to the high amounts of vitamin C, an essential nutrient in growing strong, healthy hair. Fresh lemon juice can also stimulate hair growth, and cleanse the scalp from dust, dead skin cells and other oils that can block hair follicles and inhibit growth. Simply squeeze fresh lemon juice directly onto the scalp and massage in for 5 to 10 minutes. Wait a further 10 minutes before rinsing it out with a mild shampoo, and repeat once a week. You can also mix lemon juice with olive oil and castor oil for an even stronger hair growth remedy. Avoid using lemon juice if you have open sores or scratches on your scalp, as the lemon juice will irritate any wounds.