Nutritious Health Benefits Of Sweet Lime (Mosambi)


New Delhi: Mosambi is commonly known as a Mediterranean sweet lemon. Sweet limes are known for their high vitamin C content, which provides the perfect flavour for many recipes. It is a multi-purpose summer fruit that will instantly refresh you when you squeeze the juice.

Promotes Digestion

The abundance of flavonoids in sweet lime stimulates the secretion of digestive juice, acids and bile’s that are beneficial in improving digestion, and bowel movements and neutralize the acid secretions which aids in flushing out of the toxins. Sweet lime is the best choice of fruit when you suffer from diarrhoea, vomiting and nausea.

Prevents Scurvy

Deficiency of Vitamin C leads to scurvy characterized by swollen gums, frequent attacks of cold and flu, and ulcers in the mouth and tongue. Sweet lime is the potential in stopping bleeding gums, applying sweet lime juice mixed with black salt helps in healing the bleeding gums. Halitosis (bad breath) can be treated by sipping sweet lime juice or by chewing the sweet lime grind.

Boosts Immune System

The presence of flavonoids limonin glucoside possesses strong anti-cancer, antioxidant, anti-bacterial and detoxifying properties. It helps in combating infections, treating ulcer and wounds, improves blood circulation and boost the immune system and fights cancer cell formation.

Healthy Hair

The antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties of sweet lime make it an ideal choice of fruit for many beauty care therapies that improve hair and skin health. The richness of vitamins in sweet lime strengthens the hair and treats dandruff and split ends.

Skin Health

The dense nutrients and rich aroma present in sweet lime make it an important ingredient in several skincare products. It is helpful in treating dry skin, improving skin tone and glow, acts as a natural moisturizer and promotes healing.

The mild bleaching agent in sweet lime is effective in clearing out pigmentation, acne, and blemishes providing radiant and glowing skin.

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