The most common fruit in the world is the lemon. It is a round shaped yellowish greenish colored fruit that is available in all corners of the world. It could reach the size of a Golf ball. Mans romance with the Lemon is going on since time immemorial. The fruit also has religious significance and all religions in the world ascribe some significance to the lemon. Thus in Hinduism a lemon on a small string is tied to your car or bike on a Saturday to ward of any evil effects on the road and keep your vehicle safe. Thus the lemon has a religious and sacred connotation.
Use as a Ritual
Lemon is also a part of rituals since the dawn of time to ward of evil spirits and ghosts, all over the globe from Africa to America and Asia. These are all superstitions, but somehow their importance in daily life cannot be underestimated. Some people also think that it will break the effect of evil spells and black magic. But the Lemon though part of such superstitions is also a versatile fruit that has a great and beneficial effect on a human beings health and life.
The Lemon fruit though small in size is a veritable dynamite of potency. It contains some very important acids like citric and malic. In addition it contains concentrated potassium citrate and is one of the richest sources of Vitamin C. This vitamin is of fundamental importance for the human body and its denial can have negative effects on a human’s health. Deficiency of Vitamin C can lead to rickets and defective teeth and gum formation. One of the most important effects of the ingredients of a lemon is that they interact with each other and once inside the human body help in the absorption of iron and calcium. They also help improve hemoglobin in the blood and make the bones stronger.
The lemons ingredients help dissolve waste products such as uric acid, excessive fat and cholesterol. This is one of the most beneficial effects of the lemon juice which by itself is a tonic as well. Another important effect of the lemon is on the skin and thus ladies will love it as it keeps the skin free of wrinkles and acts to soften and smoothen the skin. Thus it will not be wrong to say that the lemon is one of the most important fruits for human life.