Botanical name : Citrus limon (Linn.) Burm.f.
Family : Rutaceae
Nimbuka, Jambira, Jambaka
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.
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.
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, vata, flatulence, colic, anorexia, skin diseases, vomiting, fatigue, headache, cough, and peptic ulcer.
Useful part : Fruits