Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV


August 11, 2013

Power of lemon

Ten everyday uses for lemons — from the kitchen to the playroom


BLUEFIELD — 8. Cook’s friend

From pie to bars, lemon recipes abound everywhere. But you can also use a teaspoon of lemon juice to cooking rice to prevent rice-on-rice sticking. You can also wash veggies and fruits with a mixture of 2 tablespoons vinegar, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 cup of water to create an inexpensive and natural wash.

9. Health smart

Lemons contain potassium which controls high blood pressure and reduces the effect of nausea and dizziness. The smell of lemons can relieve stress and even depression. Some believe lemon water can reduce the symptoms of a cold and help with arthritis. Lemon juice is popular  with sore throats, weight loss, kidney stones and allergic reactions to poison ivy.

10. Folklore

Many folks believe lemons have healing powers. According to the Discovery Health website, the acid will cause freckles to fade. Other people use lemon to highlight their hair. But its only a temporary solution. You must keep applying.

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