As Indian you all at least once saw the hanging Lemon and chilly at door step of houses and stores as in the Hindu culture, it is known as the protector from bad shadows or bad eye just to avoid bad luck but have you ever thought why lemon and chilly are choice for that purpose so tell you that there is huge Scientific logic behind that and after reading complete article you will soon going to hang Nimbu Mirchi at your door step to.
The Scientific Reasons Behind hanging Nimbu and Mirchi:
As Indians know that we hang lemon and chilly on many places like vehicles, house, shops and even in the opening of new business as the culture says it will protect it from bad luck but the real science behind it you must read below:
- The scientific reason behind hanging lemon and chilli on entrance –
Long ago, the technology was not that advanced so pesticides were not available. So, our Ancestors invented this insecticide from Lemon and Chilli. They used to put the lemon and chilli on doors of their shops or home to keep away the mosquitoes and insects because they used to live in the homes made up of mud and stones.
Lemon and Chilli are very rich in vitamin C. So when the lemon and chilli were pierced by a cotton thread, the fluid ( acid from the lemon ) stick all over the thread and the smell of it get spread into the surrounding environment with the help of air. This smell helps to repeal the mosquito & fly to enter into shops and homes and in the same way, Chilli too is remedial as it acts as germ-killer when hung outside.
- The scientific reason behind hanging of lemon and chilli on vehicles –
Just like the technology was not advanced, paths too were full of trees and dirt. So, while traveling from this type of areas, there might be a risk of snake bites and other venomous creature’s sting so in such case lemon and chilli were used to check whether the bite was venomous or not by tasting it.
Taste buds of a person doesn’t work after a venomous sting as his nerves would be paralyzed. So if the taste buds feel the sour or spicy taste of lemon and chilli that means the bite was not venomous but if the taste buds can’t sense the difference in taste so this indicates that the bite was venomous which helps people in knowing if they need immediate medication or not.
To Read in Hindi- आखिर क्या है निम्बू-मिर्ची को दरवाजे पर टांगने के पीछे का तर्क।