Lemon's Health Wonders: From Detox to Fighting Disease

| Modified on Jan 14, 2024
Diarrhea, Poor Sleep
Posted by Helpyourself (Texas) on 02/13/2023

For diarrhea: Lemon water. I have found that drinking lemon water has stopped my 6 months of diarrhea. This is amazing. One 16 oz water bottle( drink some to make room for juice), squeeze one fresh lemon, pour into water bottle. Sip all day. Then do this again the next day and sip on this one bottle for 2 days. Keep making one bottle last 2days and always drink with a straw as to not damage teeth. Best results after about two weeks. This drink also alkalizes your body. Lemon turns into an alkaline after ingested.

Bonus: sleeping through the night.

Rectal Bleeding, Nose Bleed
Posted by Jon V. (Austin, TX) on 10/20/2022

For the last 3 months, I have suffered from rectal bleeding any time I defecate. It is copious amounts of blood – anywhere from 1 tablespoon to up to 1/3 of a cup. As long as I am sitting on the toilet, I am freely dripping blood in a steady drip. It's not painful. I don't have Hemorrhoids. Wiping does not hurt. It is simply blood loss from what I guess are the veins surrounding the anus. There is so much blood that when I wipe with toilet paper the paper will be saturated in a matter of a second or two. Bleeding stops as soon as I stand up from the toilet. I don't feel ill. I have energy. I have had a few bloody noses that just began within the last week. The only other issue I have is constant chronic right shoulder pain that started about a month ago from what I believe is a sluggish gall bladder (possible gallstones) as I do have tenderness under my right ribcage when I press the gall bladder area. It has severely affected my sleep as I am a side sleeper and sleeping on my side is so painful that I am forced to sleep on my back which sets off a mild case of sleep apnea.

Being proactive regarding my health I got on YouTube and started researching. I thought the excess bleeding might have something to do with a vitamin C deficiency as I am not a big consumer of fruit or citrus. I remember from my school days learning about the effects of scurvy and bleeding gums, and that simply consuming a lemon or lime will correct it. I entered “Lemons vitamin C” in the search bar on Youtube and hit enter. I immediately saw a video titled Amazing Benefits of Eating WHOLE Lemons – Peel, White Part, and Seeds by Dr. Eric Berg DC that caught my eye. Watching that video changed my life. Dr. Berg's simple explanation of “why you should consume the whole lemon” (video time 1:44 to 6:22 minutes) provided enough similarities with what was going on with me that I decided to give it a shot.

I drove to my local supermarket that carries a small organic section (most nationwide grocery stores carry organic lemons and or limes– usually a bag of 10 for under $5) and bought organic lemons. It must be organic lemon or limes as non-organic citrus fruit is heavily sprayed with pesticides which you will consume if you eat the whole non-organic lemon. When I got home, I cut one lemon into 10 equal parts, threw the parts into a tall quart size wide mouth mason jar, filled with around 12 oz of water, and used a hand immersion blender for 3 minutes (enough time to make sure everything was really cut and blended – no big pieces especially any seeds or peel parts.

A counter blender or bullet type blender will work as well). You can watch the video to see how to blend the lemon and drink. I didn't have any liquid stevia at the time, so I just drank it straight in one go. It was bitter but not so bad where I gagged. I can see where the liquid stevia could help offset the bitterness. To be honest, it wasnt bad tasting and from start (cutting lemon) to finish (cleaning the blender) was roughly 5 minutes. The only side effect was I had diarrhea that night and I could see bits of the lemon pulp floating in the water. Other than that no problems. I drank a blended lemon for the next 3 days and on the fourth morning while sitting on the toilet I noticed when I wiped that there was no blood, not even a smudge. I looked in the toilet bowl and for the first time in 3 months the water was clear instead of the customary dark blood red color.

It has now been two weeks of consuming one organic blended lemon a day. I have not had any blood in my stools or from a bloody nose since I started drinking a whole lemon. As a side benefit on day 6th my chronic constant shoulder pain vanished as well as my gallbladder tenderness. Good luck and remember don't stop looking for health answers that are easy to do, easy to find, dont break the bank, and work for you.

Lemon for Gallstones
Posted by Charity (faithville, Us) on 04/27/2021

Chanca Piedra Herbal Benefits (earthclinic.com) I buy from Swanson and they run out of it a lot

Also AF betafood from standard process helped my gallbladder. I took ten pills a day until the bottle ran out and it was amazing, kinda spendy, but you keep your gallbladder.

Read up on ox bile. You may have a cortisol issue creating a gallbladder issue, Eric Berg on youtube teaches a lot of gut health issues

Lemon for Gallstones
Posted by Ane (UK) on 04/27/2021

Thank you for the information about the LEMON juice. I was desperately hoping to find someone who could report this that over time it would dissolve gallstones, hopefully, this means the ones that are the solid fat and calcified all in one?

Multiple Cures Reported
Posted by Ingvar (Prachin Buri) on 07/22/2017

Lemons cure everything

Lemon smoothie:

Obtain a week's worth of lemons which is 14 lemons at a time. Freeze the lemons. Before freezing, clean them thoroughly (pesticides) There is something about freezing them that is important. After thoroughly frozen, take out 2 each day and thaw them in a bowl of water, about 10 - 15 minutes.

Blender: The objective here is to create a smoothie, most house hold blenders are not sturdy enough to create a smoothie, it needs higher speeds, so a commercial professional blender is preferred.

1. Cut the lemons open one by one and slice into smaller pieces so you can remove all seeds. It is very important to remove All the seeds.

2. Fill the blender with mineral water about half a liter or slightly less (depends on size of the lemons, trial and error), the goal is to create a good smoothie. Remember it is very important to keep all the parts of the lemon, do not peel and throw away anything, except the top and bottom little black spots.

3. Run the blender and drop in the cut pieces whole lemon slowly. Make sure you get a smooth texture, takes about 3 - 4 minutes of blending.

After blending, split into 2 containers and drink one in the morning before breakfast and the other in the evening before going to bed. The containers must have air tight lids and store it in the fridge with as little air as possible in the closed container. Best is to blend in the morning, you have fresh smoothie in the morning and evening.

Freezing the lemons is important, something happens in the freezing process.

Do this every single day religiously.

After a few weeks you will feel that your skin is becoming rejuvenated. Your skin is smoother. Any old melanoma-like growths are starting to vanish. I had these spots/outgrowths on my back, In my arm pits, around my genitals on my temple, they are gone now. Black or brown spots will go away from the skin. A friend of mine swears he cured his cancer with this, smoker for 40 years, now stopped smoking with new hope.

pH Alkalizing
Posted by Alilamos (New Orleans) on 06/22/2016

I have been wondering this as well. I remember reading long ago for a general daily health tonic to use lemon juice in the summer and ACV in the winter, in rhythm with the seasons. I don't necessarily follow this, but I tend to do some alternating throughout the year. I also see tonic recipes on this site that combine the two. It does seem like apple cider vinegar has more healing properties maybe? And it is definitely cheaper and easier to find than organic lemons.

Lemon for Health
Posted by Adrienne (Idaho) on 10/02/2015

I'd just like to add these comments that my mother never got a cold. I thought about that as I was reading Natalie's great comments and remembered that my mother was a serious pickle fiend! She also loved pickled herring and sour kraut and told me that when she was a kid she would mix vinegar and bicarbonate of soda on a saucer and watch it fizz. Don't know if she ate that. What would you guess? :-)

Fever and Headaches
Posted by Vivian (Illinois, US) on 10/07/2014

When I had fever or a very bad headache, Mom would slice a lemon.....take a linen or cotton towel.....take the slices of lemon and put them in a row on the towel and sprinkle a lot of baking soda on the lemon slices; roll the towel and cover the slices; make the towel like a bandage, tie it around the head (as if you were wounded in the Civil war...) and go to sleep. It worked every time; felt 90% better!!!! I do this often and for me it works; hope it works for you too!

Lemon Bicarbonate Formula
Posted by Amir (Irvine, Ca.) on 10/01/2014

Dear Pamm, stop this baking soda and lemon deal and take organic green tea with honey and lemon. (lots of honey). Also don't forget taking Co-Q10. let us know how it goes.

Multiple Cures Reported
Posted by Stepanie (Georgia, US) on 09/27/2014

My daughter had a severe attack about 4 years ago and we had no idea what was happening. A visit to the ER told us it was gallstones.

We tried the ACV but she would not take it, I tried it in every concoction imaginable... no go. Then I read somewhere on EarthClinic about lemon juice for gallstones. This was a miracle for her.

She likes lemon juice and had no trouble taking a big swig straight. HER RELIEF WAS INSTANT!!! She was doubled over in severe screaming pain and within 5 minutes or even less she was pain free. She did feel sore after such a bad attack but the lemon juice worked like a miracle.

She used it every morning first thing and she would take a swig before every meal. After about a year she could start eating some of the trigger foods again like eggs and beef. One bonus of the lemon juice is that it will start to dissolve the stones but this takes a year or longer depending on the size and severity and you have to be consistent and take it daily.

My elderly mother always complained her back hurt and they would give her Tylenol which never helped at all. Then I noticed it always happened after she ate, after what I learned with my daughter I guessed it was gallstones and not mom's back cause my daughter always said it hurt in her back.

I got mom some lemon juice and it worked! Mom couldn't believe it. The nurses couldn't believe it. The doctor was amazed and once they saw with their own eyes they started asking me the dosage. The doctor actually wrote it down! Huge win for natural remedies!!

The sooner mom would take the lemon juice after she ate the faster it worked but if she forgot about it and waited an hour of being in pain, it would take about 10 minutes to work completely but she could feel it ease off immediately.

We always used the lemon juice straight. No water or sugar added. We found that if we added anything it would not work as well. We never really measured just took a big swig. If I had to guess on the amount I would say about 1/4 cup.

Another thing lemon juice cures almost instantly is an allergy attack. My husband has allergies that cause his eyes and noise to run and he will start sneezing. Lemon juice stopped it all. He would take about 1/2 cup and sometimes need a second dose if he had waited too long or its a really bad attack.

Thank you EarthClinic and thank you to all the people that have contributed, you are saving lives and you have done more for my family than I could ever fit in one post. ~Steph

Lemon for Gallstones
Posted by Linda (Panama) on 12/21/2013

Thanks so much for this! It makes a lot of sense to me. I'm going to try it for sure.

Lemon for Health
Posted by Marithegreatest (Pioneertown, Ca.) on 06/10/2013

I too love sour. I drink lemon juice with salt all the time. I never liked sweet. I also love grapefruit with salt as well. And I too rarely get sick.

Blackheads, Warts and Sun Spots
Posted by Just A Mummy (Lancashire, England) on 04/03/2013

I have been using lemon juice on my skin one a week before bed to help with my greasy skin and blackheads and its a miracle, I've just noticed my wart has all but gone. Also the brown marks that were left after my pregnancy have gone lighter? Woo hoo I'm over the moon.

Lemon for Sore Throats
Posted by My2cents (Rock Hill, Sc, Usa) on 02/16/2013

I accidentally created the following sore throat remedy.

The zest and juice of one lemon, 1 cup fresh thyme, 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves chopped, 2 Tablespoons fresh grated ginger, 4 cups boiling water, 1/3 cup raw honey. Place all ingredients (except the honey) into boiling hot water. Cover and allow to sit 10-15 minutes off of the heat. Strain and add the honey. Stir well. Refrigerate.

I started out just making lemon peel tea. I thought it would be nice to add some mint. Then I figured I may as well use up the rest of the thyme I had from the batch of cough syrup I had made two days before. I sent my husband out for lemons and mint, then he came in with ginger as well. I figured what the hay. Lets add that too. He has been suffering with a terrible sore throat and stuffy nose. He drank this tea today and yesterday. About a quart each day. He says his sore throat is gone. His sinuses are stull stuffy though. I felt a sore throat beginning myself yesterday, today I also drank this tea and now there is no sign of a sore throat in sight. It may not cure what ails you, but it sure does wonders for a sore throat! If you think about eliminating the thyme, don't. You would be surprised at how much better it is with the thyme.

Viral Conjunctivitis
Posted by Amal (Algiers, Algeria) on 09/20/2012

I discovered this site by chance. I really loved it and it is one of my favorites. Somebody had question about lemon and conjonctivits

Let me tell you something about it. Many years ago, we had an epidemy called conjnctivite (in french) I ilve in Doha but I am from Algeria and every one in the country was affected. My mother was not sick at all. She was just puting drops of lemon juice in her eyes. It was a miracle but the rest of the family was scared by this idea. It took time to cure because no one listened to the wise woman who did not go through it at all and her eyes stayed in perfect condition.

I do believe that lemon is a miracle.

Posted by Citygirl27 (Richardson, Tx, Usa) on 06/30/2012

Lemon as a skin smoother. Take the quarters of a juiced lemon and (this is going to look silly but it really works wonders) rub them anywhere you want to treat rough skin, or achieve smooth skin. Start with your elbows or back of your hands or heels. Yes it is a bit messy you will get a bit of lemon pulp on you, but dont worry. You can also rub them along your fingernails to smooth out rough cuticles. This is 100% strength alpha hydroxy acid from the lemon juice to exfoliate skin, which is not possible in any commercial cream or product. You can't get any more effective of a chemical exfoliant than that.

Take the fully used lemon quarters and put them in your sink disposal. When you run it, they will freshen up and sanitize it, as well as make your kitchen smell good. This only works with lemons and not other citrus fruits.

I add juice of a lemon to my tea tree toner bottle for extra smoothness.

Also, lemon juice makes a fantastic hair lightener, for blondes or those wanting natural highlights. Apply where desired and head outdoors (or pool, beach, patio, etc) during the daytime. Hair will be sticky til it is washed out. Witness great results.

Posted by Courtney (Granite Bay, Ca) on 05/13/2011

Makes sense since lemon has long been known as a liver detoxifier.

I also use it as part of my weekly face exfoliator. I pat on a mixture of lemon and extra virgin olive oil, let it sit for about 10 minutes, then *gently*, with small circular motions, use sugar to exfoliate. Works great!

Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 05/12/2011

I have just bought a few booklets with loads of suggestions for the house, beauty products you can make yourself, health.... I can't post reviews because they are in French but if anybody who reads French is interested I can post the names. Once in a while I will post some of the tips which are often quite good! This time a few tips concerning the lemon: If you, like me often have dirty nails (no idea why my nails get so dirty, they are not long or anything.... ), plunge them in half a lemon. I keep used lemons for that purpose, also to use as deodorant, the best ever!

I have also started drinking a glass of lemon juice and water first thing in the morning, 1/3 lemon, 2/3 water. They have a cure where you drink more and more lemon juice every day and then back off the same way but I haven't tried that. One thing I found interesting, they suggest lemon juice for conjuntivitis, does anyone agree? I would be afraid to try! As I have those unsightly white stains on my skin I am using lemon juice to try to equalize the skin and at the same time also get rid of brown spots. So far no luck but I will keep on trying!

What about a mask of honey and lemon against the wrinkles? Three tbspoons of honey with a few drops of lemon, apply and leave for 30 minutes.

Really great books! I have learnt a lot about lemon, vinegar, clay, salt, baking soda, bier yeast, etc.

Dairy Intolerance
Posted by Coffeemate (Warner Robins, Georgia) on 08/14/2010

I just have to say I just had surgery and I have been using organic lemon.. (sorry no measurements yet) and I too am sensitive to dairy protein and eggs. However, I did indulge in chocolate m&m's and some diary and eggs were in my food that people made me but I did not have my normal painful reactions. I usually get headaches because my sinuses go crazy and post nasel drip which in turn gives me acid stomach and the eggs give me rashes and I get very grumpy with headaches. Nothing now and I believe it was the lemon I am comsuming everyday... I will start to eat those regularly now just because the lemon seems to help though. I will though continue to consume the lemon everyday!! Woohooo

Multiple Cures Reported
Posted by Juan (Laredo, Texas, USA) on 11/20/2009

lemon juice is good for instant relief for high cholesterol level and high blood pressure. I have taken pills for this ailments but they take too long to do effect..anybody can try this like I did and it works for me and my wife and it has help my wife too. I even experiment with it and it shows my pressure high and within minutes it has going down instantly ,you can feel it working instantly. I even believe it has help my wife from having a heart attack.

Take half a glass of 100% lemon juice. if its too strong use half lemon with half water enjoy. to have instant relief stop what you are doing and take this remedy and do some deep breathing exercises. you will see the difference.too help you even more after you feel better take a power nap. let me know if it helps. this should be taken only when you feel sick. it clears your veins like drain o. you can also use it on salads to keep your veins unclog and squeeze a lemon on a glass of water with ice at night before bedtime it detosify your body you dont need to pay big bucks for this one. brother john.

Multiple Cures Reported
Posted by Paula (Poitiers, France and London, England) on 08/19/2009

Have you got spots,insect bites, eczema., bruises rosecea, cuts etc.If you have please try fresh lemon juice on them It is extraordinary in its effectiveness better than any other natural or proprietary branded stuff (and i am into the natural stuff in a big way). Also if you have blocked sinuses consider doing without dairy products and alcohol for a while. Also first thing in the morning after O.P.try drinking lemon juice in warm water, half a small lemon cut up small with one third of a cup of warm water and taken like medicine works extremely well again!!

I am also reporting about my O.P which i was doing with olive oil and now with half walnut oil, I didn't report that the olive oil seemed to make me unpalatable to mosquitoes a good effect you would agree. The mix has improved my teeth a great deal they are looking so clean and not feeling sensitive at all. I have also begun doing internal Tau exercises amazing!! i have lost weight and gained a shapely waist I can certainly recommend them to all you self helpers out there. But please remember that you have to follow a healthy diet to gain the most from the above. Stop smoking, drinking all normal and diet soda drinks I cannot understand why anyone thinks they are good; they totally acidify your system causing all sorts of physical and mental side effects. Enough preaching good luck everyone. Thanks to the organisers of this site, it's brilliant!

Lemon Bicarbonate Formula
Posted by Pamm (Alabaster, Alabama) on 08/05/2009

Ted, I have Addison's disease & have a hard time keeping my electrolytes balanced out. If they are out of balance I have muscle pain and very fatigued. I have been using the baking soda/lemon recipe you show here on Earth Clinic to alkaline my Ph, it worked the very first day like a miracle, I had lots of energy and was feeling good, however as the week went on I got to feeling worse, I was only doing this twice a day 1/2 lemon and 1/4 tsp baking soda to 4 ounces of water and my face got extremely, extremely dry, I am now severely fatigued, stomach is bloated & crampy, I am achy all over, sore throat, all the signs of electrolyte imbalance & my blood pressure is all over the place, one hour it will be low with low heart rate then the next its high blood pressure with high heart rate, it has not been stable. I have been more drowsy and out of it lately. I drink lots of water, and I take in salt & potassium so I don't know what is going on. I seem to be having a acid imbalance but of what? I don't know if its low potassium or calcium or sodium? I know emergency rooms uses baking soda to help lower very high levels of potassium fairly quickly. Could it be my potassium is low? I have started being nauseated now, and very weak and unable to do anything. It seems to be getting worse. My Ph is akalined soon after I do the lemon/Baking soda recipe but it goes back to acidic within 4 hours. I don't know what to do but I do know I am desperate to feel better. I don't know what to do to get to feeling better again. Should I quit the Baking Soda & Lemon? Or am I doing it wrong? Please Help. Thanks

pH Alkalizing
Posted by Shine (Gabs, Botswana) on 07/14/2009

Fresh Lemon juice vs ACV... An alternative therapist once advised me to drink hot water with lemon first thing in the morning to flush out my system and I know that you guys advocate for ACV also first thing in the morning and on an empty stomach. What I want to know is which one is better? I have been drinking the lemon with water and it was really working well for some time in terms of my system but now I feel like its not although ther are other benefits such no more cold or coughs. But is lemon juice good in the long term. Ted is always referring to the body's alkalinity and acidicty and how that affects our immune system so I wanted to know if lemon juice everyday wont do more damage to my body in the long run. Thanks

Lemon in Water
Posted by Queenmum (Austin, Texas) on 06/02/2009


Be sure to swish plain water around in your mouth after a sip of lemon water. Constant sipping of acidic lemon water will erode your tooth enamel and leave you vulnerable to cavities. I used to sip lemon water all day and after several months the enamel eroded at the gum line of my lower teeth. I had to have the eroded areas repaired

Lemon in Water
Posted by Madhur (Brisbane, Australia) on 06/02/2009

If I squeeze fresh juice from a lemon, is it okay to sip that with water all day long? Someone told me that it should be drunk straight away otherwise it becomes more acidic or something. I would appreciate anyone's answer. Thanks.

Lemon for Health
Posted by Leens (Montrose, CO) on 12/20/2008

Oh my God, I thought I was the only one afflicted with this condition. I've always been a pickle puss...laugh out loud. I love sour things...just so you don't know you're the only one. Don't like sweets.

Lemon for Health
Posted by bibo (East lansing, MI) on 12/19/2008

U know I am like that I have always used lemons and eat them as if they are fruit, even if I make lemonade, my ingrediant is lemon and salt..woow its good to know that I have been doing something good and not know it LOL I also eat sour grapes and very sour plums before they change color ofcourse ..thanx for the info

Lemon for Kidney Stones
Posted by Tom (NY, USA) on 09/19/2008

Why kidney stones form. My theory is that it happens because of malabsorbption of Vitamin b6, b12 and folic acid. Research should be along those lines.

Dairy Intolerance
Posted by Irene (La Habra Heights, CA) on 08/31/2008

I have suffered intestinal problems for years finally diagnosed by a 'functional' doctor as dairy intolerance. A friend finally convinced me to try taking straight lemon juice from two smaller, greener lemons from Mexico and it has cured my problem almost immediately. Apparently I also cannot handle soy as I had a bad reaction to Chinese food. I have been treated by normal MDs and none have ever diagnosed this dairy intolerance, they only treated the symptoms and never identified the cause.

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