Lemon to Help Endometriosis

Lemon is your friend!

Lemons are dotted around many gardens in Australia and New Zealand. There must have been a sale on them in the 80’s or something! Lemons grow easily here and have made the Lemon Pie very popular but did you know how beneficial lemons can be to your diet? Having Endometriosis we suffer from many side-effects and our friend the lemon combats almost all of them!

· Helps with Digestion

Lemons are able to cure many digestive disorders such as nausea and heartburn. The most important addition to your diet is the morning shot of lemon juice. By drinking lemon first thing in the morning with a little warm water, it acts like a tonic for your liver and makes it ready to digest the food you about to eat. It stimulates the bile in the liver and by having lemon you are providing a natural cleanser to the liver on a daily basis.

· Get rid of Nausea and heartburn

Even though the lemon is often described as acidic it actually cures heartburn and nausea. Nausea is a sign of eating something that has not agreed with your digestion and your liver. It is usually caused by eating something greasy or fatty. By having a cup with hot lemon it will help your digestion as you will activate the liver to work at it’s optimum and get rid of that horrible nausea feeling. You may also feel nauseous due to hormones or other reasons. Our lemon friend will help that too!

· Help your bladder

It is a diuretic and will help clean out urinary tract infections and high uric acid problems, such as arthritis and rheumatism. It flushes out toxins and bad bacteria.

· Headaches and migraines

Add lemon juice to coffee (I know it sounds horrible!) but this is known to cure a headache and even cure malaria! The coffee is known to create a rush to the front upper head area and by sending the lemon along with it, it will clear the headache or migraine that is sitting there. A lemon balm can also be made which is good for breaking fevers.

· Hay fever and high mucus

Hay fever and a high level of mucus are quite common in Endometriosis sufferers. It is part of our low immune system! Lemon can really reduce that strong phlegm-y feeling and can help the hay fever. I was struggling with hay fever again after living with some cute cats and haven’t had any symptoms since drinking lemon twice a day!

· Menstrual Cramps

Create a lemon balm with some real lemons and add some basic skin cream, maybe a little calendula oil and use this to give yourself a mini massage.

· Help with mood and clarity

Lemons are great for depression and lifting your mood and calms anxiety. It is also known to clear our minds and give us more focus, more memory and recall – all little things we know we are prone to!

Little side benefit: Lemons used on the skin act as a natural sunscreen and will help heal any scarring you may have! Great bacterial as well!

So, go and get a lemon tree cos you can find every use under the sun to do it!