Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Citrus limon

Botanical name : Citrus limon (Linn.) Burm.f.
Family : Rutaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Nimbuka, Jambira, Jambaka

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Amla
Guna : Guru
Virya : Snigdha
Vipaka : Amla

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Lime tree, Lemon
Hindi : Jamir nimbu, Nimbu
Malayalam : Cherunarakam, Cherunaranga

Distribution – Cultivated in Southern districts in India.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A large thorny shrub grows up to 2.5 meters in height. Leaves compound, with winged rachis, leaflets elliptic – oblong, alternate, entire or crenulate. Flowers white seen in short racemes. Fruits large oblong, berries, pale green when unripe and yellow when ripe. Pulp watery with acidic taste, seeds many with coriaceous testa.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, vata, flatulence, colic, anorexia, skin diseases, vomiting, fatigue, headache, cough, and peptic ulcer.
Useful part : Fruits

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