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Lemon as a medicine

Lemons sharp, digestive and laxative and stimulate salivation and digestive juices in the stomach.
Lemons calm down Vata, detoxify balance Pitta, but may stimulate aggravated Pitta, and Kapha dosha.
Lemons are sour, and heating and have sour after digestion effect.

There are four different ways to use Lemon as medicine :
1. In cases of Nausea, Vomiting and/or Indigestion, make a mixture of 1 part lemon juice and i part honey. Dip your index finger into this mixture and lick it slowly.
2. For Indigestion and to Eliminate Gas, a mixture of 1 cup of cool water, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda may be helpful. Stir this mixture and drink it quickly, as it produces carbon dioxide, which aids these conditions.
3. For Morning Sickness in Pregnant Women or Nausea in Children, take a sip, every fifteen minutes, of a mixture of 1 cup of coconut water and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to calm the stomach.
4. For Kidney Stones and Gravel in the Urine, a mixture of 1 cup of water, 1 teaspoon each of lemon juice and cilantro juice may be very helpful Take this 2 or 3 times a day.

Important Note: Never take lemons with milk, mango, tomatoes, or when one has a peptic ulcer.