Accidental Lemon Seeds Swallowing: What will Happen?

Short Answer: If you accidentally swallow a lemon seed, nothing bad will happen to you. The seed will pass through your digestive system without being digested and will be eliminated in your stool.

Lemon seeds are small, oval-shaped, and yellowish-brown in color.

They are found inside the lemon fruit, which is a citrus fruit with a sour taste and a high vitamin C content.

If you accidentally swallow a lemon seed, nothing bad will happen to you.

The seed will pass through your digestive system without being digested and will be eliminated in your stool.

You will not get any nutritional benefits from the seed, nor will you experience any harmful effects.

This is because lemon seeds do not contain any toxic substances that can harm your health.

Unlike some other fruit seeds, such as apple seeds or cherry pits, lemon seeds do not have any arsenic or cyanide that can inhibit oxygen from being carried in the blood.

Lemon seeds can actually have some positive effects if you consume them intentionally.

Some people believe that lemon seeds have antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties that can help fight infections and boost immunity.

Some people also use lemon seeds as a natural remedy for kidney stones, as they claim that the seeds can help dissolve the stones and flush them out of the body.

It is quite uncommon to swallow lemon seeds accidentally, as most people remove them from the lemon before using it.

However, some people may swallow them while drinking lemonade or eating lemon slices.

In these cases, there is no need to worry, as the seeds will not cause any harm.

To avoid accidental swallowing of lemon seeds, discard the seeds after cutting and squeezing the lemon.

You can also use a strainer or a cheesecloth to filter out the seeds from the juice.

If accidentally you find lemon seeds in your mouth, then simply spit it out.

Finally, remember, lemon seeds are not poisonous, but they are also not very nutritious.

If you want to get the benefits of lemons, you should focus on consuming the juice and the pulp, which are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. Lemon juice can also help with digestion, detoxification, and skin health.

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About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutritionist in West Bengal, India, with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biochemistry.

He has done his diploma in nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc (US), and completed various certification courses from several universities. He also has considerable research experience in PCOS.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

2 thoughts on “Accidental Lemon Seeds Swallowing: What will Happen?”

  1. My mom swallowed quite a lot of dental cement and her speech has become slurred, will this pass? She was absolutely fine before she used it, she told me the tube was 5 years old and she needed to heat it but within 20 minutes her speech was very slurred.

    Reply
    • I’m sorry to hear about your mom’s situation. Dental cement is a material that is used to bond dental prostheses or fillings to the teeth. It can contain various chemicals that may cause irritation, inflammation, or allergic reactions if they come in contact with the mouth, skin, or eyes. If swallowed, dental cement can also cause gastrointestinal problems, such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

      It is possible that your mom’s slurred speech is a result of the dental cement affecting her oral mucosa, tongue, or throat. This could be due to an allergic reaction, a chemical burn, or a mechanical obstruction. It is also possible that the dental cement has expired or deteriorated, which could make it more toxic or less effective.

      In any case, this is a serious situation that requires immediate medical attention. You should take your mom to the nearest emergency department or call an ambulance as soon as possible. Do not try to remove the dental cement yourself, as this could cause more damage or injury. The doctors will be able to examine your mom and determine the best course of treatment. They may use endoscopy, surgery, or medication to remove the dental cement and treat the symptoms.

      I hope your mom recovers quickly and safely. Please keep me updated on her condition and let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

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