Lemon belongs to the autumn iron repertoire for the strengthening of the immune system. Only a few know that lemon is also very useful in the spring when the winter is going away, but mornings and evenings are still cold. Lemon effectively reduces inflammation, relieves pain and alleviates stimuli. If we also add pepper and salt, a mixture suddenly gets many antioxidants and flavonoids as well.
If we squeeze the lemon, add a pinch of salt and pepper (cayenne pepper is recommended) and mix it all together with lukewarm water we get a drink that is very effective against inflammation of the throat. Sour taste helps in the elimination of mucus, while pepper serves as a good antiseptic, a good antioxidant and a rich source of vitamin C.
Strong odor and sharp flavor of lemon reduce the symptoms of nausea, which may result from improper digestion. In addition, cayenne pepper prevents gastric secretions, and the salt dissolves a certain amount of toxic substances. We just have to be careful not to overdo it with salt. A pinch a day is enough. If we use more, the excess salt is retained in the body. In addition, the water also stays in the body, which means that the mechanisms of body purification are not effective enough and that contributes to even greater weakness.
Salt solutions are very welcome in relieving sinuses because they help to remove mucus. Our condition improves just by simply inhaling the vapors of water, lemon, pepper and salt. However we need to be careful, that the lemon juice does not get in the nose as it could damage the mucous membrane.