The benefits of lime are aplenty
The seeds, flesh, juice and run of lime all have health benefits, well-known in China and India. The fruit is rich in vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients, giving it a powerful healthy punch.
Fight off infection
Lime contains more vitamin C than lemons. This helps to ward off colds and flu and speed up the healing of wounds. Try adding the juice of lime to a glass of warm water aan a touch of honey to create a natural remedy for a dry cough or cold.
Cure bladder infections
Drinking lime juice diluted with water has been shown to ease the pain associated with cystitis. In addition, it also helps to flush bacterial toxins from the body - speeding up healing.
Beat arthritis and gout
The citric acid in limes helps dissolve and eliminate excess uric acid which causes arthritis and gout. The fruit also has anti-inflammatory properties which help ease pain and inflammation.
Aid eye health
The antioxidant properties of vitamin C protect your eyes from aging and macular degeneration. In addition the flavonoids in the fruit help to prevent infection.
Have a happy heart
Lime peel and juice contain antioxidants that slow down the process of arthrogenesis - the build-up of plague on artery walls which leads to heart disease. Limes also contain high levels of potassium which regulates blood pressure.