Organic Gardening: Power of Lemon

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Some people suck on lemons (not good for the teeth enamel), others love it in their water, use for health reasons and/or cleaning.  It can save time and money here.   

It's Molly and mommy writing here –a mother/dog team.  Both of us want to share so we are splitting this writing here.  Molly would say "you are getting the best of both of us." Is she right?  Read on and then decide.   

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Organic lemon from Whole Foods

Mommy has a few words to share: As a dog lover, if you have read many of my blogs I wrote a lot on dogs.  I am feeling led to add more topics I embrace besides just the dog focus so that will be coming forth in future posts.  Molly dog talk will still exist and weaved in of some posts  With this change, which is great, we are sharing the gorgeous lemon to you all..  I am not suggesting you give your dog any but always check with your vet first. 

Molly is barking and won't stop till I let her voice be heard here.  If she gets out of control then her writing days will be limited.  She would probably say she lives the life of a queen and not a dog.  Is she spoiled? Or, is it called loved? 

Molly do you hear that?  "Yes, Mom….I will be on my best behavior.  Remember the training lessons you paid for?  Sit Stand gave me an A on my performance.  Can't get any better than that but really a B is great.  I do listen.

Sitting on our shelf is this great book mom just found.  Have you heard of "Back to Eden" by Jethro Kloss? Everyone should own this one.  Look for it locally or at Amazon. Libraries may have but still I suggest owning.     

Kloss describes some of the lemon value below:

“The medicinal value of the lemon is as follows: It is an antiseptic, or is an agent that prevents sepsis [the presence of pathogenic bacteria] or putrefaction [decomposition of tissue]. It is also anti-scorbutic, a term meaning a remedy which will prevent disease and assist in cleansing the system of impurities.”

…..digestive benefits of lemon juice: indigestion like bloating, heartburn, bloating, belching relief. 

Woof, woof.  Do you think dogs can benefit?   I don't think so or my mommy would have shared a slice or a drink with me. She's very giving.

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Lemon top or bottom? If top, look at proud point. 


Making lemon water….

Where's the lemon water picture? Coming up in future articles probably.   

Mix slice or two of lemon and some water together. Simply easy. Right?

Try drinking first thing in the morning about four to eight ounces as starter.

Kloss suggests drinking lemon juice daily and the bowels will help eliminate waste more effectively helps with constipation and diarrhea. Warning: Get the toilet paper going fast.

He writes: lemon is stimulant to the liver, dissolvent of uric acid and other poisons, liquifies the bile, and is very good in cases of malaria. For chronic rheumatism and gout it benefits taking lemon juice, also those who have a tendency to bleed, uterine hemorrhages, etc.; rickets and tuberculosis. Pregnancy: helps build bone in the child. As a food with its potassium content it nourishes brain and nerve cells. With calcium builds up the bony structure and makes healthy teeth.

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Molly is tired of sharing so she's under a tree, laying on rocks, getting her massage perhaps.

Back to the mom voice here….

Can you see how much the lemon can be your friend?

More uses of lemon….

Dandruff scalp

Dandruff control: rub lemon peel on scalp; massage gently. Wash and rinse after 30 minutes.

Cleaning Drains

Lemon rinds can be ground in the garbage disposal to freshen the drain. Hot water with a little lemon poured down a drain will also freshen the drain.

Sore throat 

Dilute lemon juice with water and gargle frequently. Dilute one-half lemon juice with one-half water. It is even better to use straight lemon juice.

Furniture polish

I remember years back using lemon in my olive oil mixture to clean the furniture. I'm sorry I don't have the recipe to share. I will if I find it or one.

Where to buy

I love shopping at many stores. Sometimes price is a big factor and large difference from store to store for same item. 

Have you tried Sprouts? Or, in Boulder, Colorado a new store Alfalfas


Can you see the value of having a lemon around your house at all times?  I have only shared a few reasons. I wish I owned a lemon tree, but in the meantime the tree is going to be in the produce department of my local store.  Go make your drink: lemon and do it NOW.  Yummy.

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Carol Giambri and Molly, my doggy best friend



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Carol Giambri is a back to basics person who embraces living a simple natural lifestyle that includes healthy eating, healthy living and using healthy products including cleaning supplies. She coaches people who desire to eat differently, see life through different eyes, and live life more fully feeling well with joy as they age.  Boom as you gracefully age she believes. 

She is a rare breed getting excited about taking pictures of fresh produce, flowers and natural scenery including her dog.  Her dog is amazing and has blogged about the dog world.  She's very into natural simple living for living.  She is forever evolving and hopes others with change as they see fit. Her simple teachings and encouragement will motivate on your journey.

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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Carol Douthitt July 1, 2011 at 4:36 pm

I love ice cold lemon water on a hot humid day!  Thanks for the suggestion…. need to go make some now!

Olga Hermans July 1, 2011 at 4:39 pm

When we were taught to go on mission trips they taught us the power of lemon juice to sprinkle it on or food and wash our hands with lemon juice.

denny hagel July 1, 2011 at 4:44 pm

I love all this amazing information! Thanks Carol!

Tiffany July 1, 2011 at 6:27 pm

I love lemons Carol and Molly. However, I'm sad to learn it's not good for my teeth enamel. I guess I won't be sucking on it after a glass of sweet tea. Great tips you two! And please find the recipe for the lemon/olive  oil furniture polish:)

Claudia Looi July 1, 2011 at 8:53 pm

This is a fun read, Molly and you. My mom tells me all the time about using lemons in my water, lemons for cleaning etc. Great post.

Rachelle July 2, 2011 at 12:09 pm

I love lemons! Especially when picked straight from the tree. (my parents used to have one at their previous house)

Alexandra McAllister July 4, 2011 at 8:19 am

Hey Carol and Molly! I love lemons too! When it's really a hot day, I'll take a pitcher, fill it up with spring water, add 3-4 lemons and lots of ice.  Sometimes, I'd add a few slivers of fresh ginger! Refreshing and healthy!!

Carol Giambri July 4, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Hey Alexandra, Thanks for sharing. Never tried ginger yet. Wondering how a ginger lemon drink would taste? Molly sends licks and me hugs.

Carol Giambri July 4, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Rachelle, you know how to make me jealous–a lemon tree. I think of California –not us here in California. I bet you are a lemon pro. Thanks for sharing.

Carol Giambri July 4, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Claudia, thanks for sharing and in this case mom is very wise and right. Appreciate your comment.

Carol Giambri July 4, 2011 at 2:50 pm

HI Tiffany, Mommy and I love you and your smile. I told her you borrowed “queen of Thesis”‘ and we agreed it is great. I will try to find the recipe. Save money, time and teeth knowing the good and bad of lemon.

Carol Giambri July 4, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Thanks Denny. For those seeing her name her check out Denny for your parenting expert wisdom: awakenedparenting.

Carol Giambri July 4, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Olga, thanks for sharing. I do use lemon to wash my smelly hands from garlic. I use it in my foods fresh.

Carol Giambri July 4, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Carol, lemon water is so refreshing. Thanks for sharing. NIce to get the smell off your hands too. Lemon is just a nice things all around except for sucking which damages the enamel to your teeth. Here to help you save money–not lose teeth and money eventually by dentist.

michele July 5, 2011 at 12:27 am

I love juicing lemons along with all of my leafy greens in my green juices. Adds a nice zing!

Elvie Look July 5, 2011 at 8:06 am

I love lemons and learned more uses for them from you. Great info, and loved Molly's contribution! Give her a hug for me! Elvie

Carol Giambri July 13, 2011 at 10:15 am

Thanks so much Elvie for sharing your love for lemons. There are tons of uses, but still this is only a teaser. Molly is hanging in and gave her a hug from you. She’s in mini battle and now have to figure out herbs or essential oils for the skin attack from Lupus slight return. She’s eating well.

Carol Giambri July 13, 2011 at 10:18 am

Great idea Michele. Always learning so much from your wisdom.

Carol Giambri July 20, 2011 at 10:22 am

Elvie, may have answered but love lemons too. Try in salads or as homemade dressing. Yummy. Thanks for your kind comments. Molly loves ya and is in that mini battle still; however till the last breath we are staying with her as long as no suffering. She is a fighter however and holistic vet is amazed.

Carol Giambri July 20, 2011 at 10:23 am

Michele, not sure who it is showing up behind scenes not answered so if I did already, I’m back again. So is your leafy greens drink just leafy greens and some lemon with skin as long as organic? Has to be refreshing.

Lori Thayer August 12, 2011 at 8:43 am

I love these lemon ideas. I'm going to save this post in Evernote so I can reference them later. Thanks!!!

Carol Giambri August 14, 2011 at 9:21 pm

Lori, thanks for comment about lemon ideas. I’m glad they are helpful enough to save. Thank you for your comment.

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