Saturday, July 19, 2008

A dash of lime

Lime has several health benefits. Here’s how a dash of it can help improve your health.

Digestion: Lime has an irresistible scent which causes the mouth to water. So, it aids primary digestion (the digestive saliva floods your mouth even before you taste it). The acids in it do the rest.

Primarily, ample acids present in lime help clear the excretory system by washing and cleaning the tracts. The roughage in the lime also helps ease constipation. An overdose of lime juice with salt also acts as an excellent purgative without any side effects, thereby giving relief from constipation.

Peptic Ulcer: In addition to vitamin-C, lime contains special compounds called flavonoids (limonoids such as limonin glucoside) which have antioxidant, anti carcinogenic, antibiotic and detoxifying properties to help heal peptic and oral ulcers.

Respiratory disorders:
The oil containing flavonoids and certain oils extracted from lime are extensively used in anti congestive medicines such as balms, vaporisers and inhalers.

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