Vitamin C is also called as Ascorbic acid and it is closely resembles glucose in structure. Ascorbic acid performs a number of functions in the body. It is a part of the cementing material which hold the body cells firmly in place. Thus it plays an important role to build and maintain strong tissues in general especially connective tissues (bone, cartilage, dentin, collagen, etc). blood vessel tissue depends on vitamin C to form strong capillary walls. Vitamin C is an important partner of protein for tissue synthesis. Naturally it is needed in growth stages of life. High concentration of vitamin C are found in metabolically active tissues in the body, indicating its importance in their function. These include brain, liver, kidney, pancreas, adrenal glands, thymus and spleen. It helps the body to build resistance to infection. It helps in the absorption of calcium and ensures the health of bones.
Lemons are highly praised in Ayurveda for their qualities. They stimulate digestion and assimilation. They are healers as they calm the system and provide nutrients. Lemons are rich source of vitamin C and hence they prevent scurvy. Lemon juice is an organic disinfectant that causes no harm to body tissues. A one week lemon water fast cures all diseases of the stomach and intestine. Leafy vegetables like drumstick leaves, amaranth, cabbage are excellent sources of vitamin C.