Both honey and lemon are famous for their many health benefits. They both have antibacterial and antioxidant properties which boost the immune system. And a combination of honey and lemon can help you reduce weight and give you healthy skin and hair. Here are some of the benefits of honey and lemon:
Reduced belly fat and weight loss.
Lemons are low in calories and honey is a fat free, natural energy booster. The combination of the two will help you melt down the fatty deposits in the body. Honey contains natural fruit sugar which is easily digested. Add one teaspoon of honey and three teaspoons of lemon juice to a glass of lukewarm water. Drink this first thing in the morning to see positive results.
Cure cough, bronchitis and asthma.
This concoction acts as an expectorant and moves the phlegm out of the respiratory tract. It is much more effective than any bought cough syrup. Add 1 tablespoon of honey and 2 teaspoons of lemon in warm water and drink this several times in a day. It will help to alleviate nasal and chest congestion. Honey will soothe the throat and inhibit certain infection-causing bacteria.
Make a face pack to lighten the skin tone.
Mix equal amounts of honey and lemon juice to make a paste and apply it all over the face. Leave it for 20 minutes and wash it off with cold water. This will lighten the skin tone, and will keep the skin supple and glowing.
Make a face pack to treat acne and pimples.
This combination, with its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, will penetrate deeply into the skin and absorb the impurities from the pores. It will also keep the skin fresh, smooth and wrinkle free. Lemon will exfoliate the skin and get rid of acne, sun burn and other blemishes. Apply this mask twice a week to get the best results.
Ginger, lemon and honey tea against cold and flu.
Consuming plenty of foods and fluids rich in Vitamin C will help you restore the immune system and help you heal quicker. Put 2 slices of ginger in half a liter of boiling water. When the ginger tea becomes lukewarm, add 3 tablespoons of lemon and 3 tablespoons of honey. Strain this tea and drink it 3 – 4 times a day to cure cold and flu.
Honey and lemon tonic for digestive issues.
Make this tonic by combining 1 teaspoon of raw honey with 2 teaspoons of lemon juice in a glass of warm water. Fresh lemon juice will restore the pH level in the body, cleanse the system and provide important nutrients like Vitamin C, riboflavin and Vitamin B. This tonic also acts as a blood purifier and will clear the liver by helping it to produce more bile to treat stomach disorders like acid reflux and ulcers.
Honey and lemon against blackheads.
Cut a lime into two halves, add a bit of honey on one of the halves and rub your skin with it, with an emphasis on the affected spots, in circular motions for 10 minutes. Don’t wash your face immediately, let it stay for 15 minutes and then wash it off.
Honey and lemon face mask for oily skin.
Honey is a natural moisturizer which attracts and retains moisture in the skin to keep it hydrated and moisturized.
Honey and lemon for wounds and insects bites.
Both honey and lemon are natural antiseptics and can heal minor wounds, prevent infections and expedite healing. Honey works mostly through its sugar content which kills microorganisms, while lemon prevents the dwelling of bacteria. If you suffer from wounds or infections, regularly drink lemon and honey tonic.
Honey is a common ingredient present in various natural skin remedies.
Honey is mainly used to give a paste-like consistency to herbal face packs. A honey and lemon face pack can also be used as a tightening face mask, since they contain antioxidants which delay the signs of ageing, like wrinkles, fine lines and age spots. Applying honey and lemon face pack thrice a week will improve the texture and overall health of the skin.