Many people eat lemon peel. A recent study in Arizona found that the regular consumption of lemon peel greatly reduced the risk of skin cancer caused by sun exposure. Lemon peel also provides citrus bioflavonoids that help stabilize capillaries, helping to heal varicose veins, bloodshot eyes, and hemorrhoids (when the lemon peel is used to make a tea that is drunk).
Precautions: If you also use St. John's wort or take a blood pressure medicine in the ACE inhibitor class (in the United States, this is most often lisinopril), be sure to take precautions to prevent sunburn.
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