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Lemon

Citrus limon
Information sources
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemon
http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Lemon.html
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/lemon.html
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http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/38317//
http://www.mobot.org/gardeninghelp/plantfinder/Plant.asp?cod
e=B548
Photography Locations
CII-Godrejj GBC,, Hyderabad
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Pragati Resorts,Hyderabad
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Lemon
Citrus limon
™ Native: Asia

™ Family: Rutaceae

™ Height: 10-20 ft

™ Leaf Shape: oblong,


oblong

elliptic or long-ovate

™ Evergreen tree

™ Fruit is edible
Common plant of the backyards
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Lemon
Citrus limon

™ Hindi: Nimbu िन बू

™ Malayalam:
M l l Pera
P

™ Tamil: எ மிச்ைச

Elumicchai
™ Telugu: Nimmakaya
మమ్కాయ
మ్
™ Manipuri:Champra

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Lemon Citrus (SIT-rus)
Citrus limon
limon (LEE-mon)

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Alternate leaves, reddish when young, become dark-green
above, light-green below

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Citrus limon
Leaves are oblong, elliptic or long-ovate, finely toothed,
with slender wings on the petioles

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Citrus limon
Mildly fragrant flowers may be solitary or there may be 2 or more clustered in
the leaf axils

Lemon
Citrus limon

Buds are reddish, the opened flowers have 4 or 5 petals with white on the
upper surface and purplish beneath and
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of Indian more or less united stamens
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with yellow anthers
Fruit is oval with a nipple-like protuberance at the apex. Peel is usually light-
yellow

Lemon
Citrus limon

Aromatic, dotted with oil glands. Pulp is pale-yellow, in 8 to 10 segments,


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juicy acid
Seeds are elliptic or ovate, pointed, smooth, long and white inside

Lemon
Citrus limon

Seeds taste bitter if chewed © Confederation of Indian Industry


Uses
™ Lemon slices and lemon rind are

used to

¾ Garnish on fish or meat

¾ Iced or hot tea, to be squeezed

for the flavorful juice

™ Lemon zest, the grated outer rind

off th
the fruit,
f it isi used
d to
t add
dd fl
flavor tto

¾ Baked foods,

¾ Puddings

¾ Rice

¾ Other dishes

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Citrus limon
Uses
™ The wood is fine
fine-

grained, compact, and

easy to work. In
Lemon
Citrus limon
Mexico, it is carved

into

¾ Chessboard

¾ Toys

¾ Small
S ll spoons

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¾ Other articles
Uses
™ Lemon peel is employed as

a flavouring for hard

candies

™ Lemon juice is used as a

¾ Stain remover Lemon


Citrus
C t us limon
o

¾ Bleaching freckles

¾ Incorporated
I t d iinto
t

some facial cleansing

creams
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Medicinal Uses
™ The root decoction

is taken as a

treatment for fever


Lemon
Citrus limon
™ Infusion of the bark

or of the peel of the

fruit is given to

relieve colic

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Medicinal Uses
™ Rich in vitamin C which strengthens the

immune system

¾ acts as an antioxidant

Lemon
¾ Protects cells from
Citrus limon
radical damage

™ Sti
Stimulate
l t th
the appetite
tit

™ Aids digestion

™ Strengthens body defense system

™ Relieves cramps dilates the blood

vessels in the skin


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Medicinal Uses

™ Reduce
R d h
hyperacidity
idit iin

the stomach
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™ Lemon juice and peels
Citrus limon

have an antiseptic
p

effect

™ Leaves of the tree are

used to reduce fever


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Medicinal Uses
™ Helps
e ps the
e body
ody c
cleanse
ea se itself
se

Lemon
¾ by promoting Citrus limon

perspiration and

acting
i as a naturall

diuretic

™ Lemon juice and honey, or

lemon juice with salt or ginger,

is taken when needed as a cold

remedy
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Fruit is consumed fresh or used in the making of jams, jellies, paste or
hardened jam, and juice

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Toxicity
™ Lemon peel oil may cause

contact dermatitis,

chronic in those who

handle, cut and squeeze

lemons daily

™ Wood of lemon trees and

Lemon
its
s saw-dust
sa dus may
ay induce
duce
Cit
Citrus limon
li

skin reactions in sensitive

woodworkers
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Thank you

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Citrus limon