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Vous a-t-on réellement tout dit sur le citron?

As soon as the weather is nice, magazines, articles on blogs or even columns in health television programs talk about it: The famous and wonderful lemon.

Squeezed first thing in the morning in warm or hot water, depending on the recipe, lemons are known for their excellent detoxifying properties. Therefore, it would push women as well as men concerned about their health to engage a detox cure.

But is the detox cure positive in a slimming objective?

Unfortunately, it all depends on the case, and it will be different from one person to another. The detox cure is not always suitable for everyone. This is not mentioned in the articles you can read or the programs you can listen to. To do a detox in good and due form, you must be in a sufficient state of vitality. The main risk of a detox made lightly is that it could make you more tired.

Also, if you engage this type of cure with an objective of slimming, know that you are on the wrong road. The detox allows a purification of the body and is not committed to lose weight effectively.

So, before you start any new life routine, here's what you need to know about lemon and its essential oil.

Citrus lemon

It is an essential oil very known and used by all. It is very often found the natural pharmacy of a large number of people because its therapeutic uses are numerous. Like all the other fruits of its category, the lemon and thus citrus fruits in general, belong to the rutaceous family.

After extracting the peel by mechanical cold expression, the lemon then gives a very fruity and acidic fragrant oil characteristic of its fruit. Rich in monoterpenes - limonenes - at 90%, lemon essence has a wonderful yellow color that reminds us of sunshine and joy of life. In another article we will discuss the positive power of lemon on the plexus chakra.

To come back to its interesting properties for the detox and slimming aspect, it is very adapted because it has a very positive action on the hepatic sphere. Indeed, it helps prevent fatty infiltration of the liver. Also, it will have an action on the cholesterol, we say from then on that it is hypocholesterolemiante.

Lemon is an essential oil known as digestive, carminative and stomachic, that is to say that it supports digestion at the level of the stomach and that it allows a better increase of the intestinal gases.

As a therapeutic essential oil, lemon is, therefore, very interesting on many points. Also, we will easily use it to allow a better digestion as well as a better evacuation of fats. Thanks to its choleretic and cholagogue action, it will be the first essence to be used if you want to watch your weight.

Although the internal use will be prohibited in the event of biliary lithiasis, the ideal would be to consume one to two drops on a neutral tablet every morning, with an empty stomach, in order to wake up the organization and to purify the digestive system. We also recommend taking one drop before each meal to activate all digestive and hepatopancreatic functions.

As part of a weight loss program followed by a therapist such as a nutritherapist, a nutritionist or a naturopath specialized in natural food, you can also adopt a mixture like this one:

  • 2 drops of peppermint
  • 2 drops of lemon essence
  • 1 drop of rosemary verbenone
  • 1 drop of patchouli.

Dominique Baudoux advises to take 3 drops of this mixture in a teaspoon of olive oil 3 times a day before the main meals.

It is imperative to note that lemon essential oil is not recommended for pregnant women and young children. Also, lemon is known to be dermocaustic and photosensitizing.

Therefore, be careful to use it carefully and sparingly.

Obviously, in order to succeed in a weight loss program, it is important to focus on a new lifestyle, both in terms of food and sports. Without this, the various small tools used like the lemon will be useless in the long run.

Vanessa Colant
8 June, 2017
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