Joint pain is usually caused by injury affecting any of the ligaments, bursae, or tendons surrounding the joint. The injury can also affect the ligaments, cartilage, and bones within the joint. The joint inflammation can cause pain and sometimes even infection. There are various signs and symptoms associated with joint pain, such as redness, swelling, tenderness, warmth, limping, loss of range of motion of the joint, and weakness. The condition when the inflammation is joint causes stiffness and pain it is known as arthritis.
When people experience this kind of pain, they usually reach for over-the-counter medicine. However, some medications cause side effects, and a natural approach to pain relief is becoming more popular. You will be surprised to learn that lemons are extremely beneficial for treating this condition.
Lemons are a natural source of pectin fiber, vitamin A, C, B1, B6, potassium, bioflavonoids, folic acid, magnesium, pectin, phosphorus, calcium. Due to these nutrients, lemons are extremely effective in the fight against various illnesses. What you probably didn’t know about lemons is that their peel is also beneficial.
Lemon Peel for Joint Pain
Lemon peel is packed with antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which can soothe nerve pain and the blood vessels. Moreover, it contains important nutrients like lemon oil, citronella, and phellandrene, vitamin C, citric acid, malic acid, formic acid, hesperidin, and pectins. The essential oils in lemon peel can reduce joint pain by relaxing the blood vessels. Moreover, they produce an anti-inflammatory effect that significantly reduces painful sensations. There are various methods how to use lemon peels to treat joint pain.
Homemade Remedy for Joint Pain
- Extra virgin olive oil
- 2 large organic lemons
- Eucalyptus leaves
- A small jar with lid
- Clean gauze
You should grate the peel and place it in a jar. Then cover them completely with the olive oil. Finally, add the eucalyptus leaves and close the jar tightly. Leave the mixture for two weeks. Then, add a little of this remedy to some gauze and place it over the painful area. Let it soak into the skin overnight.
Lemon Peel Tea
- 1 liter of water
- 2 lemon peels, and the juice
- honey (optional)
You should boil the lemon peel into the water for 15 minutes. Then, remove it from heat and add the lemon juice and honey.
This tea will not only reduce the joint pain but also provides numerous other benefits, such as the following:
- reduces inflammation and gas
- helps regulate the pH of the blood
- strengthens the immune system and prevents disease
- lowers blood pressure
- improves skin health, by fighting excess oil
- fights bad breath
- relieves headaches