Anxiety and stress
The scent of a simple slice of lemon on your bedside table can also have an effect on the stress you experience. A lemon’s aroma has antiseptic properties, which can influence your state of mind. According to aromatherapists, lemon is a natural ‘stress-buster’. It stimulates serotonin production which is the brain’s happy chemical that regulates mood and also balances depression. The scent of a lemon helps you relax and sleep better at night. But did you know that a lemon next to your bed also regulates anxiety and mood swings? The aroma of the fruit ensures a positive atmosphere in the room. All you have to do is cut a lemon into four wedges and place it on a plate next to your bed. Take care not to sever the parts completely and just let the aroma of the yellow fruit do its work!
Lower blood pressure
Did you know that about 2 out of 10 people suffer from high blood pressure? If you suffer from high blood pressure you often experience headaches, tiredness, nausea, shortness of breath or restlessness. If you place slices of lemon next to your bed, then you will breathe in the subtle scent of lemon at night. This is really beneficial to reduce your blood pressure and improve your blood cholesterol. Yes, you read that correctly! This simple yellow fruit can actually lower your blood pressure. This is definitely worth a try!
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