NATURAL HEALERS DISCOVERED THESE WONDER POTIONS HUNDREDS OF YEARS AGO. TURNS OUT THEY WERE REALLY ON TO SOMETHING.
Sniff one--it can make you feel calmer
Japanese researchers recently found that when animals under stress were exposed to the compound linalool-- a fragrant substance found in lemons, as well as in mango, lavender, basil, and some teas--they experienced lower levels of inflammatory chemicals in their blood, compared with another group that did not smell the linalool. Inhaling the scent also reduced the activity of more than 100 genes that are activated during stressful situations.
47 THE PERCENTAGE OF ADULTS WHO BELIEVE THEIR STRESS LEVELS HAVE INCREASED OVER THE PREVIOUS YEAR
The article reports on the folklore and facts regarding lemons and limes and the health benefits offered by the citrus fruits. According to folklore, the citrus fruits have Asian origins and Chri...
THE ZINGY fresh scent of a lemon may help elevate your mood, according to new research. Scientists at the Center for Autoimmune Diseases at Tel Aviv University recently discovered a link between depression and our sense of smell, and found that citrus fragrances — lemons in particular — directly affected neurotransmitters in the brains of mice. The aromas help boost serotonin, a feel-good hormone, and reduce levels of norepinephrine, a stress hormone.
Reviewed: Wright SC, Maree JE, Sibanyoni M. Treatment of oral thrush in HIV/AIDS patients with lemon juice and lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus) and gentian violet. Phytomed. 2009;16:118-124.
Oral thrush is an overgrowth of Candida albicans, a normal organism in the gastrointestinal tract and mouth. It commonly occurs in people who are immunosuppressed, especially those with HIV/AIDS. In severe cases of oral thrush, the person has difficulty swallowing, which limits the ability to consume nutritious meals and take oral medicines.