Luscious Lemons,
Yellow and round,
Ripened by sun,
They fall to the ground.
From fruits juicy and sour,
Medicine is made,
When life gives you Lemons,
Make lemonade!

I just adore anything Lemon, how about you? 

In the winter, a cup of hot lemonade is soothing and warming, and so delicious.

It’s great to help boost the immune system, can be spiced up a bit with Ginger, or just made simply by using the juice of a lemon, a spoonful of honey, and a cup of hot water.

It soothes sore throats, eases coughs, and rehydrates the body that is sweating out a fever. During these times, I like to add a pinch of sea salt to the mix as well.

Photo by Brian Davis

Some Lemon facts:

  • Lemon is a sub-tropical evergreen tree from the Rutaceae family
  • Botanically, his name is Citrus medica var. limonum
  • He is in the same genus as Grapefruit, Lime, and Orange
  • Energetically, Lemon is sour, drying, and cooling
  • Lemon contains vitamins A, thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), and pantothenic acid (B6) and the minerals calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, and copper
  • Medicinally, Lemon is antibacterial, antioxidant, antihistamine, anti-inflammatory, antirheumatic, antiscorbutic, antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, febrifuge, and a stimulant
  • Lemon can help to control excessive appetite, high blood sugar, and sugar cravings
  • Lemon strengthens blood vessels to help prevent circulatory disorders

Lemon Face Mask Recipe

Lemon is great for the skin. Sooth imperfections, lighten blemishes and nourish the skin with this healing face mask.

Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tablespoon yogurt
1 teaspoon honey

Mix the ingredients together. Apply to your face and let sit for 15 – 20 minutes.

Wet the washcloth with hot water and place over your face. Gently wipe off the face mask and pat dry.

Learn more about Lemon with the Lemon eBook.

Follow along with the storytime read-aloud on my YouTube Channel.