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What is Lemon?

Similar to the Orange , the lemon is both a small evergreen tree native to Asia, and the tree's oval yellow fruit. Arguably first grown in India, Burma and China, the fruit is known for its anti-septic properties and was used as an antidote to poison in earlier eras.

Lemons were introduced to Europe, via Italy, in the 1st century AD but were not widely cultivated until the 15th century in Genoa. The tree was introduced to the Americas in 1493 when Christopher Columbus visited Hispaniola. Subsequently, Spanish conquest throughout the New World helped spread lemon seeds. It was mainly used as ornament and medicine. In the 18th and 19th centuries, lemons were increasingly planted in Florida and California, when lemons began to be used in cooking and flavoring.

Lemon's Benefits for Skin

Lemon juice in Skin Care is a natural exfoliant, skin brightener and anti-infective. Lemon juice is rich in fruit acids that will exfoliate to gently remove dead skin cells and will also bleach darkened or discolored areas. Lemon juice has also been traditionally used as an acne remedy.

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