Grow Your Own Organic Lemon Tree At Home
Lemon is known as one of the most beneficial fruits on Earth. It has powerful healing properties and it offers myriad of health benefits.
However, only organic lemons have these qualities and therefore if you want to benefit from this fruit you should either purchase organic lemons only or grow your own lemon tree at home.
Lemon trees are easy to grow. They also cleanse the air and have unique flavor and aroma.
All you need is some fertilizer, organic lemons, and natural compost.
Place the soil into a 12-inch deep and 24-inch wide pot. Spray some water to make it damp and cut the lemon into slices. Remove its seeds and bury them half an inch into the soil. Spray some water again and cover the pot with a plastic wrap.
Next, seal it with a rubber band and poke a few small holes on the top with a toothpick. Place it in a sunny area in your house and make sure it is exposed to sunlight for about 8 hours during the day.
As the plant grows, remove the dead leaves, add compost and water the plant on a regular basis.
When the lemon tree becomes very big, replant it into a bigger pot. Soon it will produce lemons. Pick them only if they are ripe and enjoy their healing properties.
Here are the health benefits of consuming lemon
• Lower the risk of stroke
• Regulate the blood pressure
• Prevent asthma
• Maintain a healthy complexion
• Increase the iron absorption
• Boost the immune system
• Promote weight loss
Lemons are a great source of flavonoids, antioxidants, and vitamin C which are believed to improve the health in many ways. They have anti-carcinogenic and anti-atherogenic properties which significantly reduce the risk of some cancers, age-related macular degeneration as well as cardiovascular diseases.
Lemons are also rich in numerous minerals, vitamins and nutrients including magnesium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, folate, zinc, sodium, and vitamin A.
Lemons also contain plenty of phytochemicals like naringin, hesperetin, and naringenin. These are flavonoid glycosides which have bioactive effects on the human health. They act as antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties. They also boost the immune system and reduce the oxidant injury to DNA.