Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Rutaceae
Genus : Citrus
Species : medica Linn.
Common Name
English Name : Citron
Hindi Name : Bara-nimbu
Manipuri Name : Heijaang
Other Details
Habit : Evergreen shrub
Parts Use : Fruit, Root, Bud, Flower, Seed
Preparation : Fruits are edible. Leaf crushed for decoction.
Mode of use : Fresh, Decoction.
Ingredients : Plant contains Campesterol, sticmasterol and cholesteriol. Fruit contains oils having x-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, myrcene, a-phellandrene-3-carene, (+)limonene, p-cumene, gama-terpinene, terpinolene, nonyl aldehyde and citronellol.
Ailment Treated : Roots are laxative, anthelmintic, diuretic and useful in constipation. Buds and flowers are agstingent, stimulant, anti-emetic, appetizer, anorexia, vomiting and tumours. Ripe fruits are sweet, emolient, sour, stimulant, carminative, emmenagogue and cardiac stimulant. Seed are stimulant, anti-inflammatory, emmenagogue and haemorroids. Leaves are used for traditional hair lotion.
Source : Cultivated and marketable.