Latin Name

Citrus limon

English Name

The lemon of India

Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Fruit, Bark and Leaves
(फल, त्वक्, पत्र)

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Vata; aggravates Pitta

Properties and Uses

It acts as an appetizer, digestive hence used in loss of appetite, indigestion. It relieves flatulence, nausea and restores taste in mouth. It stimulates bile secretion and used in liver disorders. It is used in respiratory disorders due to its cough expectorant action. It has nourishing effect on heart.

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