Here Is Why Mother Insisted We Used LIME
Perhaps the prevalent reason for our mothers insisting on LIME use is growing up is for the direct comp-LIME-ment to our natural body odor. If you grew up in a home where this practice was proficiently adapted, you’ll bear witness with the fact that Lime deserves to be in the limelight.
THE BODY ODOR FAIRY-TALE
Once there lived an adolescent whose pubic hairs got intertwined with sweat, living in the tropical zone. Mother always said to her, “a few minutes before you hit the bathroom, take the lime, rub it on a hard surface to soften it (using your palm or feet), then squeeze the juice in a circular motion under your armpits until you exhaust it. Now, let it dry before taking your bath”
But when the odor starts to linger for some time, mother will say, “divide the lime, dip it in some ash before applying it under your armpits”. How accurate is this? – I knnnnnnoooooowww!
SKIN CARE BENEFITS
Not only does lime shine the skin, it rejuvenates the skin as it reduces body odor and protects infections. Lime also removes dead skin, cures dandruff, rashes and bruises too. Have you realized most of the face cleansers and scrubs have high lime content to put your complexion in the limelight? You can confirm with a dermatologist.
FOR YOUR EYES
Lime has anti-oxidant properties (Vitamin C) that protects the eyes from aging as well as macular degeneration while the flavonoids protect the eyes from infections.
TREATMENT OF COMMON COLD
So, I’ve been sneezing countless times in the office with a split headache – I practically need this more than you now. The high amount of Vitamin C in Lime not only treats common cold but also increases the resistance of the body towards common cold. Growing up, mother will make honey and lime solution or purely lime with warm water, and mildly force it down my throat.