Lemon peel contains even more vitamins, nutrients, and health benefits than the lemon juice. Lemon peels contain about 5 to 10 times more vitamins than lemon juice. Remember, organic will be your best when consuming the peel to avoid eating any pesticides.Health Benefits of Lemon Peel
Regulates blood pressure (special for high blood pressure)Fight against cancerMaintain bone strengthProvides high hygiene and health of the oral cavityHelps to reduce weightPrevents overgrowth of parasites and intestinal worms (tapeworms) in the digestive systemProtects against fungal bacterial infectionsStrong anti-depressive effectHelps with cystitis and tumorsDecrease the cholesterol levels in the body which results in maintaining good health of our hearts. This is due to the presence of polyphenol flavonoids.
Add some lemon peels along windowsills, on thresholds and near any cracks or holes where ants or pests may be entering. Many pests abhor the acid in lemon
Lemon peels can be very lightly rubbed on your face for a nice skin tonic, then rinse with lukewarm water. (And be careful around your eyes.)
Also adding some lemon peel (with traces of pulp and pith removed) to your brown sugar can help keep it moist and easy to use.
Bake discarded lemon peels until they darken. These create natural, fragrant firelighters.
Whiten and strengthen fingernails by rubbing with a lemon wedge every night before bed time.
Use the same method described to polish chrome, applied to any stainless sink.
Place a lemon peel inside your fridge to absorb smells and bring a bright citrus scent. This works great because lemon peel has amazing absorption power.
Lemon zest is a great addition in both sweet and savory dishes. Zest some of your peel on your juice, salad or any dish.
Take a fresh lemon and cut off the bottom careful( to stand steadily). It gives fresh and pleasant smell.
Also see Zest, Orange Zest