Lime juice, raw

Fun Facts

  1. As natural health approaches become more and more popular in today’s culture, lime will likely play an increasing role in the treatment that doctors recommend. Scientists are researching ways to incorporate lime into medicines and herbal formulas.
  2. Sickle cell anemia is a condition that causes the bone marrow to produce misshapen, sickle-shaped red blood cells. It can cause chronic fatigue as well as painful episodes, called crises.
  3. The same study also found that the kaffir lime, a bumpy-skinned lime grown in India and other regions of Southeast Asia, fights bacteria.
  4. The antibacterial properties of kaffir lime extend to the skin, too. In a 2014 study, researchers found that essential oil from the kaffir lime could stop acne-causing bacteria. The oil also reduced scarring from acne and assisted in healing acne blemishes.

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