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Lime Plant

English Name :- Lime Plant

Botanical Name :- Citrus medica

Family :- RUTACEAE

Parts - Used:- Fruit

Habit :- Small throny shrubby tree, 5-10 feet high, leaf with winged petiole and white flowers 3 to 10 in axil of leaf.

Taste :- Sour

Chemical Constituents :- Ascorbic acid, Fructose, Glucose, Sucrose, Pectin, Jasmonic acid, Eriodictyol, Rutinosides, Flower bud contains: Amino acids; Leaves: Bergaptin, Citropten Eriocitrin, Limettin, Deoxyribonucleic acid and starch; Leaf oil contains: Citronellal, Citronellol Geranial, Limonene. Lnalool, Myrecene, Ocimene.

USAGES

Liver troubles, scorbutic, in vomiting, Burning sensation, Cough, Throat disorder, Colic, Tuberculosis, Arthritis, Anthelmintic; Juice of fruit is used as Refrigerant drink and allaying thirst, useful in Diarrhoea and Fever.

  • Lemon juice is frequently used in dental care. It removes toothache and stops gum bleeding and eliminates bad odors caused by various gum diseases.
  • Lemon is used as one of the essential ingredients of the toothpastes.
  • It controls high blood pressure.
  • Removes indigestion and constipation and relieves from the intestine gas.
  • It is highly beneficial in curing cholera, malaria and other fevers.
  • It is used to treat rheumatism and arthritis.
  • It provides relief from fevers & cold.
  • Relieves respiratory and breathing problems.
  • Removes wrinkles and blackheads.
  • Eases sunburn pain and bee stings pains.
  • Helps reduce weight.
  • Reduces dandruff and gives hair a natural shine.
  • Stops internal and nose bleeding.
  • Helps fade scars.It is useful in treating scurvy.
  • It is a rich source of Vitamin C and minerals like copper, calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium so it takes care of general health.
  • It relieves liver troubles, vomiting and thirst and is useful in curing diarrhea.
A word of caution
Disclaimer

Information on the traditional uses and properties of herbs provided on the site is for educational use only, and is not intended as medical advice. Every attempt has been made for accuracy but none is guaranteed. Many traditional uses and properties of this herb have not been validated by the FDA. If you have any serious health concern you should consult with your health care practitioner before self administering this herb.