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Lemons: the Healing Wonder fruit

A superfood for multiple ailments and catalyst for sustainability of general health and vitality

Category: HealthSciencePermaculture

Date: 10 September 2011

Author: Summarised by Arseny Peisakhov

Description: A truly wonderful creation of nature, Lemons posess invaluable healing properties. They are also one of the only known predominantly anionic foods on the planet. Read on...


Healing properties of Lemons

An extract from the book Back to Eden by Jethro Kloss.

"The medicinal value of the lemon is as follows: It is an antiseptic, or is an agent that prevents sepsis [the presence of pathogenic bacteria] or putrefaction [decomposition of tissue]. It is also anti-scorbutic, a term meaning a remedy which will prevent disease and assist in cleansing the system of impurities."

Due to the digestive qualities of lemon juice, symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn, bloating and belching are relieved. By drinking lemon juice regularly, the bowels are aided in eliminating waste more efficiently thus controlling constipation and diarrhea.

The lemon is a wonderful stimulant to the liver and is a dissolvent of uric acid and other poisons, liquefies the bile, and is very good in cases of malaria. Sufferers of chronic rheumatism and gout will benefit by taking lemon juice, also those who have a tendency to bleed, uterine hemorrhages, etc.; rickets and tuberculosis. In pregnancy, it will help to build bone in the child. We find that the lemon contains certain elements which will go to build up a healthy system and keep that system healthy and well. As a food, we find, owing to its potassium content, it will nourish the brain and nerve cells. Its calcium builds up the bony structure and makes healthy teeth.

Its magnesium, in conjunction with calcium, has an important part to play in the formation of albumen in the blood. The lemon contains potassium 48.3, calcium 29.9, phosphorus 11.1, magnesium 4.4. Lemons are useful in treating asthma, biliousness, colds, coughs, sore throat, diphtheria, la grippe [flu or influenza], heartburn, liver complaint[s], scurvy, fevers and rheumatism.

Why Lemons work so well

In A.F. Beddoe's book Biological Ionization in Human Nutrition , he states that: "Man does not live off the food he eats but off of the energy that is produced from the food he eats."

The energy you get from your food comes from the atoms and molecules of energy in your food. A reaction takes place as cationic food enters the digestive tract and encounters anionic digestive enzymes.

To explain further, an ion is part of a molecule con-atom or a group of atoms that carry an electrical charge. An "anion" is an ion with a negative charge and a "cation" is an ion with a positive charge. Lemons are considered to be anionic, having more anions (negatively charged ions) of energy as compared to cations (positively charged ions) in their atomic structure. Saliva, hydrochloric acid, bile and the stomach's other digestive juices are also anionic.

How is energy created from the food we eat? As explained in the Biological Theory of Ionization, the process of ionization is the LAW OF PUTTING THINGS TOGETHER AND TAKING THEM APART, ION BY ION. The electrons in the outer orbit of an anion move in a different manner from the electrons in the outer orbit of a cation. In the human body, the clash of anionic and cationic foods gives off energy; that is, the resistance between these orbiting anionic and cationic molecules in the human body actually creates the necessary energy for good health.

Lemon is one of the only foods on the planet that has more anions than cations in its atomic structure.

When considering the electromagnetic properties of food Dr. Beddoe points out that all foods are considered cationic with the exception of fresh, raw lemon juice. Some have suggested that the reason fresh lemon juice is similar to digestive enzymes is due to the low amount of sulfur in lemons. It should be noted that pasteurized and packaged lemon juice is cationic and, therefore, ineffective as a health remedy.

  1. Jethro Kloss 'Back to Eden', ISBN: 978-094098-509-4
  2. Dr. Alexander F. Beddoe 'Biological Ionization in Human Nutrition', ISBN: 978-188120-101-4
  3. Weston A. Price 'Nutrition and Physical Degeneration', Keats Publishing, Inc. ISBN: 978-087983-816-4
2012-05-06  18:12:52
A daily intake of Lemon Water works wonders on the immune system. I personally like to make Honey, Lemon, Ginger tea - Honey for sweetness and Ginger for a light spicy effect. Don't use boiling water.
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