According to WebMD, lemons have a number of health benefits, particularly as a digestive aid and as a defense against various illnesses. Lemons contain antioxidants called bioflavonoids.
Lemons contain a high amount of vitamin C, which is vital in the treatment of scurvy. Further, the antioxidants contained in lemons are said to aid in their beneficial properties.
Lemon juice is also used as a treatment for the following illnesses and conditions:
- Cold and flu
- Tintinitis (ringing in the ears)
- H1N1 (swine flu)
Lemon is also recommended to combat fluid retention, kidney stones and inflammation. Lemon is also said to help remove toxins from the body and is used in a variety of cleansing drinks. It is said to contain eriodictyol glycoside, a chemical that is helpful to those suffering from Meniere's disease.