One of the oldest fruits known, lemon is commonly used in cooking as well as for therapeutic purposes. Lemon is abundant in nutrients and antioxidants vital for proper body function. Its high nutrient content and unique taste have rendered lemon juice an integral part of many recipes and home remedies.
It’s scientifically proven that lemon has a wide range of health properties which include detoxifying the body by stimulating the function of your liver and kidneys, as well as strengthening the immune system and reducing the action of free radicals thus preventing the development of various diseases. But, many people don’t know that most of the nutrients in lemon are concentrated in its rind, which is usually thrown away. According to a recent study, the amount of antioxidant compounds and essential oils in lemon rind are high enough to fight even cancer.
Frozen lemon anticancer therapy
The antibiotic and antiviral properties of lemon have been scientifically proved to reduce the action of various microorganisms that trigger infection and disease. These have also proved efficient in the treatment of worms and parasites, high blood pressure and different nervous disorders. But not until recently was it found that lemon also has anticancer effects that could be even more beneficial than chemotherapy. This is most likely due to its powerful medicinal properties which selectively affect cells in the body – destroying cancer cells while leaving the healthy ones intact, which is the greatest disadvantage of chemotherapy. The alkaline effect of lemon changes the environment in the body thus preventing cancer from spreading.
The anticancer properties in lemons are attributed to compounds known as limonoids, contained in high amounts in this citrus, according to over 20 studies on this subject. These compounds are especially beneficial against breast cancer. In fact, it has been found that citric acid is up to 10,000 times more efficient than Adriamycin, a drug used worldwide as a chemotherapeutic treatment against cancer. However, unlike drugs, it doesn’t destroy the good cells, thus it’s completely safe.
Moreover, limonoids are highly beneficial for the treatment of:
– colorectal cancer,
– pancreatic cancer,
– prostate cancer,
– liver cancer,
– neuroblastoma, and
The remedy: a whole lemon, frozen and grated
The most recommended lemon treatment for cancer is regular consumption of whole lemons, including the rind. The best way to do this is freeze the lemons first.
If you do this for the first time, it’s important to clean the lemons first by washing them in a little lemon water with baking soda or apple cider vinegar.
Once you clean them, put them in a freezer.
When they are frozen, you can easily grate them, rind and pulp together.
Then, you can add this lemon powder in many meals or drinks.
You should know that lemon juice also has many amazing health properties, but, when it comes to cancer treatment, the effects of the nutrients in the lemon rind are more beneficial. It is the lemon rind where most limonoids and other antioxidants, responsible for reducing and eliminating different types of malignant tumors, are concentrated.
Research has found that a whole lemon has about 22 anticancer agents, including:
– Citrus pectin,
– flavonol glycosides,
– vitamin C.
How effective is this for cancer?
According to the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), a whole lemon can reduce some cancers by up to 50%.
Also, it is recommended to consume at least 150g citrus per week as prevention against cancer.