Did you know that lemons are filled with benefits for your skin, hair and overall health? It is found in every kitchen and has the ability to cure many ailments. The whole fruit along with its pulp, juice, the rind and zest can be used for cooking as well as non-culinary purposes. Here are some home remedies that you can make use of, starring the humble lemon!

Common cold
 

Common cold

Lemons are rich in vitamin C, which makes them effective when you have a cold. To treat a runny nose or itchy nasal passage, just have some warm lemon water. Keep consuming this on a regular basis to effectively rid your cold.

Lose water weight
 

Lose water weight

If you want to shed some extra kilos but are unable to do so, then drink some warm lemon water every morning. Lemon acts like a natural diuretic that helps in losing water weight. Lemon juice also helps in flushing out toxins and waste.

Whitening teeth
 

Whitening teeth

The acidic property of lemon helps in removing dirt from your teeth. Use it twice a week and not more than that. Using it more than that can ruin the enamel of your teeth.

Smell of sweat
 

Smell of sweat

Lemon exhibits antibacterial and antifungal properties, which means it kills odour-causing bacteria and eliminates body odour. You can even squeeze a lemon in a bucketful of water and take a bath with the water to stay fresh and odour-free all day.

Detoxify
 

Detoxify

Lemon has d-limonene that supports bowel movements, that helps the body to get rid of toxins and waste. Drink a spicy lemonade made out natural spring water, fresh juice, maple syrup and pinch of pepper to detoxify your body. This will also make your skin glow.

Bad breath
 

Bad breath

The acidic nature helps in improving bad breath. Cut a lemon in two halves, take some salt and baking soda on one-half of the lemon and rub it on your teeth and gums. This will make your teeth whiter and also reduce your bad breath.