Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Citrus reticulata

Botanical name : Citrus reticulata Blanco.
Family : Rutaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Narangah, Svadunarangah, Madhuranarangah

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Amla, Madhura
Guna : Guru, Snigdha
Virya : Anushnaseeta

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Orange, Loose skinned orange
Hindi : Santara
Malayalam : Madhura naranga, Orange

Distribution – Throughout India, cultivating in hilly areas.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A moderate sized evergreen tree grows up to 10 meters in height. Leaves unifoliate, leaflet elliptic or ovate, acute or acuminate. Flowers white, fragrant; fruits globose with loose rind easily separating; bright orange when ripening, with many embedded seeds.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, general debility, urinary retention, indigestion, anorexia, hepatitis, and sexual weakness.
Useful part : Flowers, Fruits

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