English: Citron, wild lemon
Sanskrit: Matulunga, Madiphalam, vetas-वेतस
Hindi: Baranimbu, Bijaira
Tamil: Elumiccai-எலுமிச்சை, kommatti-matulai-கொம்மட்டிமாதுளை.
It is a shrub or small tree, a slow-growing, evergreen tree, reaching up to 15 ft., with stiff branches, twigs, and long spines in the leaf axils. The leaflets are leathery, ovate-elliptic, dark green with a citron scent. The flower buds are white or purplish. The flowers are fragrant, up to 5 petals, pinkish or purplish. The fruit is green and turns yellow when ripe, fragrant, oblong, rough, and bumpy outer which is thick and contains numerous seeds.
Useful plant parts:
Fruit, Root, Leaves
To treat pulmonary disorders, digestive disorders, intestinal problems, expel intestinal worms, improve appetite, antispasmodic, the antidote for poison, abdominal colic, piles Antibiotics, jaundice, and skin diseases.
Always consult with a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner or healthcare professional for personalized advice on using citron for medicinal purposes.
Abscisic Acid, Abscisin II, Citric acid, Limonene, Limocitrol, Sulphuric acid, glucose, and Rutin
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