are excellent source of vitamin C and invaluable
in cases of gout, malaria, rheumatism, and scurvy.
They are also useful in fevers and liver complaints.
The juice of one lemon taken in a little hot water
removes dizzy feelings in the head. The juice
of a lemon in hot water may be taken night and
morning with advantage by sufferers from rheumatism.
It is recommended that the juice of one lemon
mixed with an equal proportion of hot water, to
be taken pretty frequently, in cases of rheumatic
Fresh lemon juice
will alleviate the pain of cancerous ulceration
of the tongue and kills the diphtheria bacillus,
and advises a gargle of diluted lemon juice
to diphtheria patients. Lemon juice is also
an excellent gargle for sore throat and for
nervous palpitation of the heart.
Lemon juice rubbed
on to corns will eventually do away with them,
and if applied to unbroken chilblains will affect
Lemon juice is
also an old remedy for the removal of freckles
and blackheads from the face. It should be rubbed
in at bedtime, after washing with warm water.
Traditionally, a drink of lemon juice, hot water
and a teaspoon of honey have been used as a
remedy for colds and also help to reduce obesity.
Orange possesses most of the virtues of the lemon,
but in a modified form. But it has the advantage
of being more palatable.
Oranges are excellent source of vitamin C that
helps to make collagen, which is essential for
healthy skin and also helps to keep the body’s
defenses against bacterial infections.
The juice of oranges
has been observed to exert such a beneficial
influence on the blood as to prevent and cure
influenza. Taken freely while the attack is
on they seemingly prevent the pneumonia that
so often follows. By far the quickest way to
overcome influenza is to subsist solely on oranges
for three or four days. Hot distilled water
may be taken in addition.
The peel of the
bitter Seville orange is an excellent tonic
and remedy in cases of malaria and ague.
The orange is used with great success for consumptive
patients, for chest affections of all kinds,
for asthma, and some stomach complaints. Oranges
are taken freely at every meal.
However, some people are allergic to citrus
fruits and may develop rashes on skin.
Pineapple is a useful source of vitamin C and
it provide little in the way of other vitamins,
minerals and enzyme called brome
lain which breaks down proteins. Traditionally
fresh pine apple is used to treat a variety of
problems. Gargling with the juice is useful for
sore throats and eating pine apple is useful for
disorders such as catarrh, arthritis, bronchitis
Pineapple juice is the specific
for diphtheria. This seems to have been first
brought to the notice of Europeans by the fact
that Negroes living round about the swamps of
Louisiana were observed to use it with great success
a report says: "The patient should be forced
to swallow the juice. This fluid is of so pungent
and corrosive a nature that it cuts out the diphtheria
mucous and causes it to disappear."
laid in pure honey for a day or two, when used
in moderation, will relieve the human being
from chronic impaction of the bowels, reestablish
peristaltic motion, and induce perfect digestion.
This is because fresh pineapple juice has been
found to act upon animal food in very much the
same way that the gastric juice acts within
the stomach. But vegetarians should eat fresh
fruit at the beginning of meals rather than
at the end.
Tinned or cooked
pineapple is useless for curative purposes.