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The powerful health benefits of lemon balm

Posted November 18, 2013

Lemon balm is a member of the mint family and is considered a calming herb. This herb is also known as Melissa officinalis, and it has been used for centuries to reduce anxiety, promote sleep and improve symptoms of indigestion. Lemon balm has been researched by experts and found to offer many great health benefits.

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Benefits of consuming whole, fresh lemons

Posted September 30, 2013

One fruit that is rich in fiber and low in calories is lemon. Aside from giving flavor to drinks and lemon bars, lemons have a lot of health benefits, so it is advantageous to add them to one’s diet, especially for those who have unhealthy eating habits. A lemon of medium size has no fat and contains only 24 calories. It is rich in vitamin C and contains potassium and iron.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Lemons

Posted August 8, 2013

Often overlooked but not to be underestimated, there’s more to a lemon than its sunny yellow color and clean fragrance. During the California Gold Rush, lemons were so highly valued for the ability to protect against scurvy that people willingly paid up to $1 for them (equivalent to roughly $25.00 in today’s money). Though their price has since dropped, their healing properties remain intact.

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The Balmy Effect of Lemon Balm

Posted July 27, 2013

Lemons are nice and tasty and so sour, even the most adamant lovers of the fruit scrunch up their face. And then, there’s lemon balm, an herb belonging to the mint family which has immense healing properties, especially in fighting insomnia and herpes. Yes, those two words were used in the same sentence. Lemon balm is indeed a priceless addition to one’s herb garden.

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Lemon Juice – It’s Benefits

Posted April 4, 2013

Lemons are extremely popular fruits – it is beneficial when had as lemon water, or applied as skin tonic. Its flavor is delectable in desserts and sorbets and its zest is used for cakes and puddings. With summer setting in, beat the heat with cooling freshness of freshly made lemonade. This citrus fruit is a rich source of vitamin C, minerals like calcium, phosphorus and magnesium and proteins and carbohydrates.

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Another Natural Aid To Fight Breast Cancer

Posted December 24, 2012

Lemons are useful for many things as well as cooking and slicing into drinks. They have natural health giving properties (as do other citrus fruits) and have been previously been cited as being helpful in digestion, weight loss and more importantly as this new study shows they may also be helpful in colon, liver and pancreatic cancers as well as leukaemia.

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Natural lemon extract is cytotoxic to breast cancer cells

Posted December 6, 2012

A new study has shown for the first time how limonoids, natural compounds present in lemons and other citrus fruit, impede both ER+ and ER- breast cancer cell growth. This sheds new light on the importance of citrus fruit for breast cancer prevention and supports past studies which showed fruit consumption may lower breast cancer risk.

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Lemon and chokeberry super juice could help in Alzheimer’s fight – Spanish study

Posted June 4, 2012

Flavanol-rich lemon and black chokeberry juice could help treat neurodegenerative diseases as a nutritive and health-promoting product, according to Spanish researchers claiming ‘very promising’ results in a new study.

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Vitamin B12 – An Essential Vitamin

Posted April 30, 2012

Doctors suggest that regular instances of depression could be linked to vitamin B12 deficiency. Alzheimers dementia, cognitive decline, memory loss, multiple sclerosis (MS), neurological disorders, learning and developmental disorders in kids, cardiovascular disease could all arise due the deficiency of B12.

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A Sniff of Rosemary Makes You Smarter

Posted April 30, 2012

Yes, just smelling rosemary might do the trick. Healthy volunteers who took a sniff of 1,8-cineole one of the main chemical components of rosemary scored better on an arithmetic test than people who didnt. In fact, the higher the participants blood levels of 1,8-cineole, the better their speed and accuracy on the tests.

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