Monday, June 17, 2019

Citron Tree / Citrus Medica (with Pictures)

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Citron or Citrus medica is ‘ayurvedic medicinal lemon‘ is also known as Bijora lemon or Matulunga. Lemon is called ‘nimbu’ in Hindi language. It is the medicinal lemon as its latin name suggests. See the herb pictures.

Habitat:

Nowadays it is found everywhere in India. It is commonly found in Himalayan region from Garhwal to Sikkim up to 4000 feet altitude from sea level. It is found specially in Asam, Middle India and in western coast of India.

Ayurvedic Varieties Of Citron:

Based on taste it is divided into two types.

  1. Sweet
  2. Sour

About The Plant:

This is a small tree with 10 feet height. It has small and thick spiked braches.

Leaflets:

These are oblong, with small petiole.

Fruits:

Fruits are oval and green when unripe. On ripening the fruit turns yellow in color. The peel of the fruit is thick and fragrant. The pulp of the fruit is usually sour and sometimes sweet in taste.

THE CITRON OR CITRUS MEDICA TREE

THE BARK OF CITRUS MEDICA

THE LEAF OF CITRON TREE

Arjun
As a native Indian and an Ayurvedic holistic healer, Arjun writes in the lane of herbal healing and home remedies. Certification: BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery With Modern Medicine).

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