Can you Eat lemon seeds? You know this is something that a lot of people have asked me before. I wasn’t sure of the answer until I gathered the courage to have them.
Yes, I used to have lemon seeds on a regular basis. Hear me out! I said on a regular basis and not on a daily basis. You know lemons are good for your health. Whether you have the juice or the seeds, it will benefit you for sure.
You know, when I was little, I used to think that having seeds would make me sick and a tree would come out of my stomach. Haha! I was so dumb!
Moreover, I believed in that thought till I was almost 10, I guess. I had a watermelon, and I swallowed a seed somehow. I ran to my mother and asked how I could stop that tree from growing inside my stomach.
My mum just laughed so hard and told me that you could have seeds; it does not harm. Later when I grew up, I realized that we consume a lot of seeds as food, like sesame seeds, poppy seeds, etc. So, it is edible!
But what about the lemon seeds? Well, they are pretty healthy. Here is what you should know about the lemons that life gives you!
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Lemon seeds have anti-fungal properties. I know; it is obvious. Generally, sour things have these properties. I saw my aunt having lemon seeds because she developed some kind of fungal infection in her stomach.
I was shocked at first; I mean, how can one do that? Isn’t it bad? But it turned out to be very helpful for her, and she recovered pretty easily.
Fungal infections in the stomach can cause digestive issues. So, if you are also facing that and don’t want to take heavy medicines, you can propose this to your doctor and see what they have to say.
I know most of them will just call it a ridiculous thing to do, but if you don’t have any other stomach issues, you can consume it.
Remember, people with other serious stomach issues are prohibited from taking lemon seeds. So, it is very important that you consult your doctor.
Now, let’s move on to some beauty treatments with lemon seeds.
Skin Brightening Properties
I did that a lot in my teenage years. I was a girl suffering from PCOD, which comes with acne and stubborn scars.
I know a lot of you may think that lemon is not good for your skin. It is true for people living in western countries. But I grew up in a tropical place, and there, applying lemon juice or rubbing the seeds on your face was absolutely fine.
Here’s how I came to know about the trick.
I was looking at my scars, and my mom came into the room. She told me to apply some natural products. It will help to reduce the scars faster.
I went to YouTube and saw a video. The girl was applying sugar and lemon juice. I started doing the remedy. You won’t believe it actually worked. My face was brighter, and the spots were lighter.
It can Treat UTIS
Lemons are very useful when it comes to UTIs. Doctors suggest drinking lemon water to ease the pain and itchiness. As UTIs are caused by bacterial infection, they can treat them pretty easily.
We all have felt that itchiness once in a while. It is not UTI, but not a normal thing as well. Some sort of bacterial infection causes this. So, rather than rushing to the doctor, you can simply have lemon water.
It is a great way to flush down the bacteria from your body. Some people have lemon seed powder, and they mix it with water and drink it. You can also do that!
See, it is pretty obvious that lemon seeds will do the same job as the juice, but yes, there would be some differences.
Certain seeds are not safe to eat. But lemon seeds are absolutely safe to eat in a controlled manner.
Furthermore, you need to keep certain things in mind while consuming lemon seeds or lemons. Here are a few of them
If you are a female, it can increase your period pain
Lemons are not good for your teeth. It makes them weak
Too much sourness can affect your taste buds as well.
2-4 seeds are enough, don’t consume more than that.
If you have stomach issues, consult the doctor first. Some issues can be triggered by lemon seeds.
So, I hope you know how to play smart now. You know, there is a fine line between being healthy and being sick. Nothing too much is good for your health. Too much water can damage your kidneys, but lack of water can dehydrate you.
There should always be balance. Countries where the summer season is pretty harsh and extremely hot use lemon or tamarind in their food. It cools down the body.
So, why don’t you try those dishes? You never know; you might end up planting a lemon tree. Oh! By the way, it is pretty easy to grow a lemon tree from the seed.
In case you want to know. Nope! I will not tell you how to do it! Go, google it, you lazy!
So, play the French movies on Netflix, have that lemonade, and let your body heal. Lemon seeds have healing properties. For any kind of stomach infection, like motions, stomach aches, or acidity, lemons are your best friend.
But again, make sure you don’t cross the boundaries just like you do in your relationship. Please follow them here! No more than 4 seeds a day; consult the doctor first and use them depending on your health issues and the place you live in.
If you are sensitive to cold, don’t put ice in your lemon water. Make it at room temperature. Try out dishes that use lemon seeds, and you are good to go!