1 whole organic lemon, well-scrubbed and chopped to remove any wax or residues. Organic lemons are best.
• 1 cup filtered water
• 1 tablespoon of molasses, honey or maple syrup.
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Pour into a cup or glass.
Background on this remedy:
Over the years of assisting people in health consultations and classes, I have found myself searching for new remedies that can enhance healing. I came across “The Whole Lemon Puree Drink” when a family member had become run down from working on a project and developed what appeared to be pneumonia. It was getting difficult to breathe and coughing caused some pain.
Since I knew that medical treatment, alone, did not always help people with pneumonia, we decided to try a new remedy that I had found. The proponents of this remedy recommended it for pneumonia. We decided that we could try this for a day to see if it would help. If it didn’t we would go to a doctor and follow their advice.
The drink is quite sour even with a sweetener. It took awhile for the family member to get the whole drink down.
To our happy surprise, the breathing became easier after the whole drink was consumed. The pain during coughing lessened. The drink was continued daily for a few days. The person’s cough went away, breathing returned to normal. Their energy started to recover.
Since that time, I’ve recommended the drink with great success to people who are suffering from severe colds, flu and pneumonia. It can also be used by strong people to assist cleansing.
In addition, the Whole Lemon Puree Drink is beneficial for detoxification, enhanced immune function, liver health, and improving and normalizing digestion health (when there is heavy congestion). The D-limonene in the lemon peel has anti-cancer properties. Lemon peel contains oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs) – powerful antioxidants with antihistamine effects.
In my integrative diagnosis, I match the remedy with a person’s condition. The Whole Lemon Puree Drink is a very strong stimulating potion. Lemon being a citrus has a strong dispersing effect. If a person is week, the drink should be limited to 3-4 days, taken one time per day. Anyone can take this remedy in cases of serious flu, colds and pneumonia.
Based on my visual diagnosis from oriental medicines, I recommend this drink to people on a case by case basis for other purposes.