I am quite sure my reputation precedes me. Yes I am a lemon. I can add a fantastic dash of sourness to any dish and make an integral part in Indian cooking. I am most popular for my therapeutic properties, which helps maintain your immune system, and in turn protects you from many types of infections, which made me a mighty component of ancient Indian Ayurvedic medicine. Wait, there's a whole lot more.
I am rich in vitamin C and flavonoids that work against infections like the flu and colds. My juice acts as a great liver detoxifier and also helps to clean the bowels. My citric acid content helps to dissolve gallstones, calcium deposits, and kidney stones. I help to neutralize free radicals linked to aging and most types of disease. My peels contain the potent phytonutrient tangeretin, which has been proven to be effective for brain disorders like Parkinson’s disease. I can also destroy intestinal worms. I have powerful antibacterial properties that can destroy the bacteria of malaria, cholera, diphtheria, typhoid and other deadly diseases. I contain 22 anti-cancer compounds, including naturally occurring limonene; oil which slows or halts the growth of cancer tumours. Lastly, blood vessels are strengthened by the vitamin P (bioflavinoids) found in me, thus preventing internal haemorrhage.