Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Citrus grandis

Botanical name : Citrus grandis Osteck..
Family : Rutaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Madhukakkati, Madhuramlaphala, Brihat naranga

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Madhura, Amla
Guna : Lakhu
Virya : Seeta

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Forbidden fruit, Paradise apple, Pomelo, Pumel
Hindi : Batavi-nebu
Malayalam : Madhuranaranga, Kambilinaranga, Bambloosnarakam

Distribution – Throughout India cultivating.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A small sized evergreen tree grows up to 15 meters in height. Leaves simple, with winged petiole, oblong-ovate and acute or obtuse. Flowers whitish, fragrant; fruits large, oblong, inner part fleshy, with several compartments, contain embedded white seeds.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, burning sensation, febrile fits in children, epilepsy, cough, asthma, and general weakness.
Useful part : Fruits, Oil.

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