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Limes are strongly sour, thus encouraging secretions in the digestive tract and salivary glands. These secretions improve taste, digestion, and regular elimination (functioning as a mild laxative) It increases the flow of bile which aids fat digestion, reduces liver and gall bladder congestion, and detoxifies the blood. Draining bile from the liver has a cooling effect on the blood. Lime cool the skin because they help you sweat.
Limes cause fluid buildup in the lungs and blood plasma. The fluid buildup helps expectoration of thick, Kapha mucous. They also assist dry Vata especially when dehydration causes Dry Stomach Syndrome
in autumn months. Lime may be used as a antibacterial gargle for sore throats.
, limes do not irritate inflammation in the digestive tract. Like lemons, they reduce acidity in the stomach. Limes nourish deficient blood plasma and helps rebuild fluids. It's high vitamin C content nourishes the blood. It has an astringent effect on capillary beds, reducing bleeding of the gums and internal mucus membranes. It reduces output of urinary calcium which helps to prevent kidney stones. It also reduces uric acid.
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When a recipe calls for lime, does it mean the juice or the whole thing? Not clear.
- Patricia, Berkeley, 09-22-11
Usually, unless you are pickling the rind (one of my favorites), you simply add the juice. Thanks for the clairification.
would lemon juice be acceptable as well?
- Magda, Pretoria, 02-25-12
Lemons tend to irritate any inflamed areas of the GI tract. If there are no Pitta symptoms in the GI, it is usually ok to substitute lime.
Can i use lime for my acidreflux(inflammation)?
- Padma, Owingsmills, MD, 06-28-12
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