How many of us throw away the lemon peel once used the  juice of a lemon? The peel of a lemon, actually has higher natural medicinal properties than the actual juice of a lemon! Lemon peels contain as much as 5 to 10 times more vitamins than the lemon juice itself.  Further insightful tips on the benefits of a lemon peel.


Citrus zest is full of compounds that fight cancer. When you squeeze a lemon (or peel an orange), save the skin.

Scientists at De Montfort University in the United Kingdom found that a compound in a peel called salvestrol Q40 kills an enzyme that spurs the growth of human cancer cells.

Previous research has shown that limonene, a compound found in lemon, orange, and grapefruit peel, might also decrease cancer risk.

It consists of essential enzymes, vitamins, and minerals like vitamin C, vitamin P, calcium, potassium, fiber, limonene, citric acid, polyphenol flavonoids, and salvestrol Q40, which makes this fruit rind a must for a healthy body and mind. Not only this, the citrus aroma of the lemon peel makes it an excellent ingredient for essential oils used to enhance moods.


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  • High in vitamin C and boosts the immune system, against colds and flu
  • Lemon peel contains many important nutrients that can promote growth of the nails, cleans the liver, improve blood circulation helps to ear infections, capillary fragility, varicose veins.
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  • Health Benefits of Lemon Peel Regulates blood pressure (special for high blood pressure) Fight against cancer
  • Maintain bone strength Provides high hygiene and health of the oral cavity
  • Helps to reduce weight Prevents overgrowth of parasites and intestinal worms (tapeworms) in the digestive system
  • Protects against fungal bacterial infections Strong anti-depressive effect
  • Helps with cystitis and tumors Decrease the cholesterol levels in the body which results in maintaining good health of our hearts. This is due to the presence of polyphenol flavonoids. –
  • Lemon peel is rich in citric acid which prevents such teeth and gums related problems. Which is why, instead of throwing the peel away, you eat the lemon skin.
  • Lemon peel is a natural source of vitamin C and citric acid, which helps in purifying the blood vessels in the body and eliminating all the impurities present in the skin cells. This actually promotes a healthy skin.
  • Lemon peel is also great for acne and pimples because it contains antioxidants which detoxified the skin to a great extent.
In order to avail the health benefits of lemon peel, it is important to include it as a significant part of your daily diet. Every 100 grams of lemon peel contains about 160 milligrams of potassium, 134 milligrams of calcium, 129 milligrams of vitamin C, and about 10.6 grams of fiber. Apart from that it also contains more than 44 kinds flavone glycosides, and other plant acids and nutrients that makes it as valuable as it is today.


Freeze the entire lemon and grate lemon skin, this is delicious to use in various salads and other foods.

lemon zest

Sprinkle it onto vegetable salad, vegetable soups, curry soup, sushi, fish dishes. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a Chinese dish, Italian dish, French dish, African, Indian, Japanese, Korean, or Latin American dishes, adds a delicious flavour to all! It will give an unexpectedly wonderful taste, something that you may have never tasted before in your life. Try it and you will experience for yourself, everything will certainly taste great!

Most likely, if you hear the word lemon, you only think of lemon juice and vitamin C. Not anymore. Now that you’ve learned this lemon secret, of the properties of the lemon peel!



 Lemons for Health and Immunity

Nettles Infusion


  • ¼ cup dried nettles
  • 1 frozen lemon
  • boiling water


Place ¼ cup dried nettles in a quart jar. Grate frozen lemon into jar (yes, peel and all). Pour boiling water to rim.  Cap and let infuse overnight.

In the morning, strain and add a touch of honey to your liking.

Sip and enjoy!

Lemon-Head Smoothie

You  can use part of the lemon peel to create a stronger tasting lemon flavored  smoothie

1 lemon, peeled and seeded

1 banana, frozen

1 tsp stevia

1/2 cup water

3 ice cubes

Blend the lemon with the water. Add the banana, stevia, and ice and blend again. Refreshing!



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49 responses to this post.

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  2. I the lemon,grapefriut and orange peel as detox.An cancer of all kind that has to do with the human body. Thank you very much for this information I will use it on myself.


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  4. awesome…last night i did:

    lemon flesh
    lemon rind
    ginger root
    stevia (a packet serving)

    portioned by using small sandwich bags put them to freeze.
    I enjoyed mine slushy, DELICIOUS…but the intent was to make a smoothie the next day as a morning eye opener…therefore i am happy to have found your site to verify the BLESSINGS of the valuable consumption of the whole lemon.
    I might add that it was an experiment because i to enjoy the true benefit of foods.


  5. I put the lemon peel in the blender, pour in half a bottle of room tempeture bottled water add a little honey, hit the liquefy button, pour back into bottle and enjoy.


  6. excellent


  7. Posted by Peggy Stivason on January 19, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Wonderful , Thank-you . Happy New Year :)


  8. Posted by Jackie on January 29, 2014 at 12:26 am

    Yay. I’m just starting to eat the peel and it is not all that bad. I have came up with my own health drink using the lemon and orange zest and it taste yummy!!! Every thing you do extra is sure to help!!!


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