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What are the benefits of lime juice in water?

Updated April 17, 2017

Using lime juice and water is not only a natural method of treating various body ailments, it's also very inexpensive. And just drinking the mixture for its taste is an easy way to consume some extra vitamin C.

Constipation

If you suffer from constipation, drink a glass of warm water with 1/2 tsp salt and some lime juice to loosen your bowels.

Stomach

Drink a glass of water that contains 1 tsp of lime juice and a pinch of baking soda to soothe your stomach if you have nausea or indigestion.

Hair

When rinsing your hair after a shampoo, add 1 tsp of lime juice to it to prevent dandruff.

Cleanse

You can do a fast by drinking lime juice mixed with water, 1 tbsp of honey and a dash of salt to flush toxins out of your system.

Gums

Bleeding gums can be treated by gargling daily with a lime juice, water and a dash of rock salt.

Colds

Lemons and oranges aren't the only citrus fruits good for a cold. Drinking warm water with lime juice and 1 tsp of honey relieves coughing and give you a dose of Vitamin C.

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Christa Titus is a dedicated journalism professional with over 10 years writing experience as a freelancer with a variety of publications that include "Billboard" and "Radio & Records." Her writing has also been syndicated to such media outlets as the "Washington Post," the "Seattle-Post Intelligencer," the Associated Press and Reuters. Titus earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Rowan College.