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Offline Arif

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Know about medicinal plant (Lebu)
« on: November 26, 2011, 06:22:19 PM »
Botanical name: Citrus aurantifolia
English name: Lime
Family: Rutaceae

 
Chemical constituents:  The fragrant pleasantly sour juice is rich in ascorbic, citric and malic and their salts. Fruit peel and leaves are rich in  an essential oil (lemon oil) containing principally limonene, alpha-terpinene , alpha-pinene, beta- pinene , citral and beta-ocimene. Peel also contains biflavotives,coumarins and vitamins A, B1, and  B2; limocitrol , its also derivatives; tangeritin, naringin, bergamontine; coumarins and beta-sitosterol, seeds contain Vitter principles, obacunone and limonin. Roots contain xathyletin, stigmasterol and beta-sitosterol.
Properties and Uses: Lemon is one of the most important and versatile natural medicine for home use. Its high vitamin C contains improves resistansce to infection, making it effective against colds and flu. It is taken as a preventive for stomach infections, circulatory problems and arteriosclerosis, remedy for scurvey. It is antiseptic, antirheumatic, antibacterial and antioxidant. Fruit juice is used in cough, cold and juice is popularly used as an appetizer, stomachic and in the treatment of nausea and vomiting. The juice is also used a component of cosmetic skin preparations.
Muhammad Arifur Rahman
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Department of Pharmacy

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Re: Know about medicinal plant (Lebu)
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2011, 11:05:59 AM »
Really lemon is a very good source of vitamin C. Which is help full to reduce common cold.
Thanks to provide the information.
Sharifa Sultana
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Department of Pharmacy,
Faculty of Allied Health Sciences,
Daffodil International University