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Lemon - Research

One study suggests that the consumption of lemon juice may help increase iron absorption.5  
 
English law requires that ships carry adequate lemon or lime juice for every seaman for trips longer than ten days.4  
 
Lemons are a good source of vitamin C and potassium. They have long been used to promote bodily functions and to nurture body systems.2  Topically, lemon is used to soothe irritated skin.3  
 
References:
2  DerMarderosian A, Beutler JA. The Review of Natural Products. 3rd ed. St. Louis, MO: Facts and Comparisons; 2002.
 
3  Lawless J. The Encyclopaedia of Essential Oils. Dorset, UK: Element Books, Inc; 1992.
 
4  Grieve M. A Modern Herbal. Vol. 2. New York: Dover Publications; 1971.
 
5  Ballot D, Baynes RD, Bothwell TH, Gillooly M, MacFarlane BJ, MacPhail AP, et al. The effects of fruit juices and fruits on the absorption of iron from a rice meal. Br J Nutr. 1987;57:331-343. Cited in DerMarderosian A, Beutler JA. The Review of Natural Products. 3rd ed. St. Louis, MO: Facts and Comparisons; 2002.
 


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