Sweet lime or mosambi is a popular tropical fruit, available in all seasons. This sweet and sour tasting fruit looks more like a lime for appearance and is mostly consumed in the form of juice than as a whole fruit.
Sweet lime juice is refreshing, serves as an energy drink and acts as a natural coolant to the body by providing varied health benefits including prevention of stroke, hydrating the body, helping in motion sickness and also by improving the joint health, besides several beauty benefits.
If you are looking for a low-calorie fruit -sweet lime is the right choice with less than 43 calories in one serving of fruit, filled up with fibre, vitamin C, potassium, iron, calcium and copper.
Top Health Benefits
The abundance of flavonoids in sweet lime stimulates the secretion of digestive juice, acids and bile’s that are beneficial in improving the digestion, bowel movements and neutralize the acid secretions which aids in flushing out of the toxins. Sweet lime is the best choice of fruit when you suffer from diarrhoea, vomiting and nausea.
Deficiency of Vitamin C leads to scurvy characterized by swollen gums, frequent attacks of cold and flu, and ulcers in mouth and tongue. Sweet lime is potential in stopping bleeding gums, applying sweet lime juice mixed with black salt helps in healing the bleeding gums. Halitosis (bad breath) can be treated by sipping sweet lime juice or by chewing the sweet lime grind.
Boosts Immune System
The presence of flavonoids limonin glucoside possesses strong anti-cancer, antioxidant, anti-bacterial and detoxifying properties. It helps in combating infections, treating ulcer and wounds, improves blood circulation and boost the immune system and fights cancer cell formation.
The antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties of sweet lime make it an ideal choice of fruit for many beauty care therapies that improves the hair and skin health. The richness of vitamins in sweet lime strengthens the hair and treats dandruff and split ends.
The dense nutrients and rich aroma present in sweet lime makes it an important ingredient in several skin care products. It is helpful in treating dry skin, improving skin tone and glow, acts as a natural moisturizer and promotes healing.
The mild bleaching agent in sweet lime is effective in clearing out pigmentation, acne, blemishes providing a radiant and glowing skin.