Tea and juice are rich in vitamin A (retinol), vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin C (ascorbic acid), potassium, phosphorus, iron, calcium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, pectins, acids organic, among others.
The drink has homeopathic properties that serve as a diuretic, expectorant, antiseptic, bactericide, antispasmodic, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiscorbate, diaphoretic, refreshing, sweating, stomach tonic, alkalizing, astringent, antibiotic, antianemic, relief of symptoms related to seasickness , prevents or reduces fever, aperiente, depurative and vitaminizing.
The use of tea or Tahitian lemon juice is indicated for people who suffer from stomach problems, such as acidity, gastroenteritis, gastrointestinal fermentation and stomatitis, and heartburn, intestinal disorders, ulcers, ascites, nausea, dysentery, excess bile and affections biliary tract, jaundice, bladder disease, arteriosclerosis, arthritis, rheumatism, cancer, fever, cirrhosis, liver and heart disease, and tonsillitis.
Drinking the drink also serves as an alternative treatment for those suffering from kidney stones, nephrolithiasis, nephritis, malaria, inflammation and infections in general, poisoning (soda and potash), cholesterol, cholelithiasis, diabetes mellitus, scurvy, blood impurities, pressure high, dropsy, neuralgia, obesity, pyorrhea, scurvy, migraine, diphtheria, gout, gouty dyspepsia, asthma, asthenia, lymphatism, tuberculosis, typhus, cold, prevents cough and flu, acne, dandruff, pharyngitis, wounds, hiccups and favoring use of iron .
Although the use of the plant brings so many benefits, there are cases where the Tahiti lemon should be avoided. The fruit should not be used externally as it can cause serious burns.
Aromatherapy with oil made from lemon is contraindicated for people with diabetes. The plant should also not be consumed by those with low blood pressure.
Excessive use of the plant should also be avoided, as it can cause convulsive crises, tremors, dizziness, delirium and hypertension.