By Berlinda Entsie
Whether it's part of a cleaning solution, homemade beauty product, or toothpaste, lemon is one of the most versatile fruits out there.
Lemon is not just a fruit, but a magical ingredient that can trigger a physiological response in the body. Rich in valuable nutrients, such as vitamin C, vitamins A and B, copper, manganese, calcium, potassium, magnesium and potent antioxidants, it is good for the skin and even internal organs.
Wondering how? It has been proven through research that placing sliced lemons next to your bed at night can help improve respiratory concerns, air quality and sleep.
Here is the effect of placing lemon next to your bed every night:
Improves air qualityLemon's detoxification properties make it an effective means to improve air quality. According to researchers, it gives off a powerful aroma that makes the air in the room and around the bed a bit more pleasant.
Repel insectsA study suggests that ants and mosquitoes hate the smell of lemon and other citrus foods. Rubbing lemon peels on your skin or even placing them near the pillow can protect you against mosquito and insect bite.
Pain reliefInhaling lemon while sleeping helps control headache and rheumatoid arthritis. According to researchers, expecting women who inhaled lemon essential oil, felt less anxiety and fear as compared to others.
Better breathingFrom the elemental point of view, lemon is rich in antioxidants and anti-bacterial properties. When inhaled while sleeping, it improves the breathing process and also clears the nostril passage. People suffering from asthma or sinus should practice the habit of placing lemon next to the bed, as it also opens up their lung pathways.
Reduces blood pressureIt has been proven that lemon balm regulates blood circulation and lowers blood pressure. By placing lemon near your bed you inhale the natural aroma of the fruit that further regulates blood circulation. It is also believed that lemon and other citrus fruits when inhaled while sleeping clear chest congestion.