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Cleansing Remedies Using Lemon & Water

By Genevieve Jackson

Lemons and water remedies are used to cleanse the body of impurities. In the book "Back to Eden," author Jethro Kloss touts lemon as an antiseptic and a tool to detoxify the body. Drinking lemon water daily may help maintain liver and kidney health and thre are claims that the antiseptic properties of lemon might stave off infections.

Liver Cleanse

Regulate liver function by consuming lemon and water twice per day. The primary function of your liver is to break down toxins present in the body. If the liver does not produce enough enzymes the break down of toxins is hindered. According to "The Amazing Health Benefits Of Drinking Lemon Water," by registered nurse Ann Heustad, the consumption of lemons increases production of liver enzymes.

Kidney Cleanse

Passing a kidney stone during urination can be painful. Kidney stones form from metabolic residue left over in the kidney. According to a 11-patient study conducted at Duke University Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center, lemon water may decrease the formation of kidney stones. Study participants experienced a decrease in kidney storm formation after consuming lemon water over a 44-month period. Consumption of lemon and water can promote kidney health.

Colon Cleanse

Excretion of waste matter and bacteria occurs during a colon cleanse. Decrease the amount of bacteria in your colon with a lemon water colon cleanse. The colon, or large intestine, is the last stop for metabolized food in the digestive tract. After leaving the colon, food exits the body. Buildup of waste matter, toxins and bacteria occur over time in the large intestine. According to The Medicine Hut, lemons can rid the large intestine of waste matter build up and act as an antiseptic, which hinders the growth of microorganisms.

Cleanse the colon with a mix of lemon, water and cayenne pepper. Employ this mixture for colon cleansing during a fast, suggests Colon Cleanse Corner. Before consuming lemon water daily or beginning a colon cleanse, consult your physician.

Anitseptic Drink

Benefit from the antiseptic properties of lemon by drinking lemon and water twice a day. Squeeze one half of a lemon into a glass of water. Abstain from putting the entire lemon in your water. Pesticides and bacteria may be present on the rind. Instead squeeze fresh lemons to make juice.

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