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Lemon tree

Scientific name of Lemon tree: Citrus limon/ Citrus acida

Name of Lemon tree in different languages:-

English: Lime tree, Lemon

Sanskrit: Nimbuka, Jambira, Jambaka

Hindi: Nimbu

Malayalam: Cherunarakam- ചെറുനാരകം

Tamil: Narthankai.

Plant description:

It is an evergreen, medium-sized tree, grows up to 6 m tall, branches many, with stout spines. The leaves are dark green, leathery, oblong, and elliptical; grow up to 14 cm long. Flower buds are found in branch end, color purplish, flowers are white with five petals, up to 5 cm. Fruits are green globose up to 12.5 cm long, and when it ripen it become fragrant, color turn to yellow, with smooth to bumpy rinds with oil glands, watery. Fruits contain 6 - 10 white seeds inside.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Ovate Margin-Entire Venation-Reticulated

 Margin_Entire  Recticulate

Useful plant parts:


Medicinal uses:

Relieve the pain, treat kidney stones, scurvy. It is one of the ingredient in Panchamlam - the herbal combination of five sours

Chemical contents:

Citric acid, vitamin C, and antioxidants

It is used as an ingredient to prepare the Ayurveda medicines like:


Godanti Bhasma

Vyoshadi Kashayam

Chitrakadi Vati

Kankayan Vati

Lashunadi Vati

Swasanantham tablets


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