Latin Name

Citrus medica

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Effect on Dosha

Sweet variety-Pacifies Vata and Pitta; Sour Variety-Pacifies Kapha and Vata

Properties and Uses

It relieves flatulence, boosts appetite hence used in indigestion. It relieves nausea and restores taste of mouth. It has stimulating effect on liver hence used in liver disorders and piles. Sweet fruit has nourishing effect on heart whereas sour fruit has stimulating action. Its fruit skin has anthelmintic properties. Sweet fruit and flowers are used in haemoptysis. It is used in the treatment of Alcoholism.

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