The lime – best known for its role in key lime pie and margaritas. But, did you know it possesses remarkable healing properties as well?
With billions of dollars being poured into research and development for pharmaceutical drugs, no one has about the “healing powers” of the lime. The humble lime has been proven to mitigate and even cure diseases that cause millions to suffer and hundreds of thousands to die each year worldwide.
After an impressive array of researches on lime juice from the National Library of Medicine, it was found that lime could either cure or greatly accelerate healing time from a variety of life-threatening illnesses including.
The Healing Properties of Lime
Sickle Cell Anemia (SCA)
According to the CDC, SCA afflicts about 95,000 Americans and is diagnosed in 1 in every 500,000 African-American births. SCA, a hereditary blood disorder, it is characterized by an abnormality in the oxygen-carrying hemoglobin molecule in red blood cells. A recently conducted clinical trial on lime juice, found that it reduces painful episodes (50.0% lime juice intervention versus 92.7% control); febrile illness (46.6% lime juice intervention versus 87.3% control) and hospital admission rate (3.4% lime juice intervention versus 34.5% control) for sickle cell anemia in children.
A mosquito-borne parasitic disease, Malaria causes 219 million of illness resulting in 660,000 deaths each year (according to WHO estimates). To treat the disease, a wide array of highly toxic drugs are used. However, a recent study found that lime juice greatly increased malarial clearance when combined with standard drug therapy. “Lime juice when used with the appropriate antimalarial may enhance malaria parasite clearance especially in those with uncomplicated malaria.”- They concluded.
Bacterial Agents in Food
The popular food known as ceviche, naturally containing pathogenic agents from fish, could be completely sanitized with lime juice, as shown by a recent study.Both Salmonella enterica and Vibrio parahaemolyticus(two well-known common causes of food poisoning) were all reduced to below detection limits through the addition of lime extract.
By both killing norovirus as well as Escherichia coli, lime has been found to enhance the disinfection of water.Lime has also been found to kill the cholera pathogen, which is believed to affect 3–5 million people and causes 100,000–130,000 deaths a year as of 2010.
Killing Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic cancer – a notoriously difficult to treat type of cancer. A study titled “Bioactive compounds from Mexican lime (Citrus aurantifolia) juice induce apoptosis in human pancreatic cells”, found that lime juice induced programmed cell deaths in pancreatic cancer cells.
Arguably, the most preventable cause of death today. A clinical trial comparing nicotine gum to lime juice extract found “Fresh lime can be used effectively as a smoking cessation aid.”
Source: Wake Up World