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    Sweet lime

    Lime is a term referring to a number of different fruits, both species and hybrids, citruses, which are typically round, green to yellow in color, 3–6 cm in diameter, and containing sour and acidic pulp; they are a good source of vitamin C. Limes are often used to accent the flavours of foods and beverages. Limes are grown all year round and are usually smaller and sweeter than lemons. Health Benefits of Fresh Lime Scurvy: Characterized by bleeding, swollen gums; ulcers in the mouth and tongue; cracked lip corners; and, frequent bouts of colds, scurvy can be cured by adequate consumption of limes. Rich in vitamin C, lemons are just the thing to make up the vitamin deficiency that causes scurvy. Digestion: The fragrance that lemons exude can increase the secretion of digestive saliva, which helps to digest the food quickly. The flavonoids in lime can stimulate the digestive system as well as increase the digestive juices, acids and bile. The compounds in lime also work on the peristaltic motion. So, this gives you a good reason to tuck into some piquant lemon pickle with your food. Constipation: The acids in lemons are good for flushing out the toxins from the bowel tracts. The roughage in lime is also good for relieving constipation. Lime juice with a pinch of salt is often given to people who have constipation problems. Peptic ulcers: Flavonoids such as Limonin Glucoside have anti-carcinogenic, antioxidant, detoxifying and antibiotic properties that are great for healing oral ulcers and peptic ulcers. Respiratory problems: The oil extracts of lime have anti-congestive properties and are often used in balms, inhalers and vaporizers. Lime is also good for preventing and treating nausea. Just chew on a piece of new lime whenever you’re feeling nausea. Gout: The antioxidants in lime are good for flushing out the uric acid and free radicals from the body. Gum problems: Gum diseases are generally caused due to a deficiency of vitamin C. So, regular consumption of lemons is good for preventing gum disorders. Weight loss: You can drink a glass of warm water with lime juice and a spoonful of honey first thing in the morning for reducing your weight. Urinary disorders: Lime has a high concentration of potassium detoxifies the kidneys, bladder and can cure infections in the urinary bladder