Uses for Honey & Lemon Juice

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Uses for Honey & Lemon Juice
Honey-lemon concoctions provide astonishing health benefits. (Honey and lemon image by Mykola Velychko from

Honey and lemon have long been valued for their curative properties. Lemons are the fruit produced by lemon trees. Their highly acidic juice provides substantial health benefits and is used for the treatment of various ailments. Honey is revered by ancient tribal communities as a rare, sweet delicacy that doubles as a highly effective medicinal agent. When combined, honey and lemon juice become a powerful concoction that restores good health and purifies the body.

Skin Care

Honey is antimicrobial and antibiotic. Raw, unfiltered honey is applied as part of a skin care regimen to treat acne in place of manufactured, topical drugs. Honey actively kills bacteria and wards off skin infection. A natural humectant, honey promotes moisture retention and restores skin's elasticity and suppleness. Honey is especially useful for curing chapped lips when incorporated into a lip balm. Lemon can be paired with honey to fight acne with its astringent properties. The acid in lemon juice acts as a natural toner and promotes blemish reduction. Apply lemon juice to the face as a preventive measure to fight acne and to even skin tone. Lemon juice provides substantial sun protection and makes an excellent lip treatment when paired with glycerine.


Phytonutrients within honey are capable of fighting cancer and malignant tumours. Caffeic acid methyl caffeate, phenylethyl caffeate and phenylethyl dimethylcaffeate are phytonutrients that prevent colon cancer by shutting down cancer-causing enzymes, according to The World's Healthiest Foods website. Raw, unprocessed honey reduces cold and flu symptoms more effectively than over-the-counter cold products, such as dextromethorphan. A surplus of friendly bacteria within raw honey contributes to the alleviation of sore throat and respiratory conditions that accompany the common cold. Honey prevents diabetes and is more tolerable by diabetics than sucrose sugar. Improved blood vessel function and oxidation results when honey is substituted for cane sugar. Lemon juice calms digestive ailments and tempers fever symptoms associated with the flu and the cold. Sore throat and tonsillitis can be calmed by drinking a lemon juice and hot water mixture. When combined, honey and lemon juice becomes a highly effective cold and flu remedy.

Weight Loss

Honey improves blood sugar maintenance and lowers cholesterol, resulting in improved metabolic functioning that leads to weight reduction. Honey improves the process by which glucose is converted to glycogen to be stored in the liver and muscle cells. Were this process not carried out properly, stress-hormone production would contribute to substantial weight gain. Honey keeps the body's metabolic processes running optimally. Lemon speeds metabolism and promotes functionality of the digestive system. A highly-functioning digestive system assists the body in absorbing nutrients that burn fat. A honey-lemon drink ingested once daily works to promote weight loss.

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