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Citrus medica Linn.
  • Family : Rutaceae
  • English: Citron
  • Hindi : Bijaura, Bijora
  • Gujarati : Bijoru
  • Sanskrit : Matulungah

  • Part used : Fruit

Botanical Description:  An evergreen armed shrub with stagging thorny branches and smooth yellowish brown bark ; leaves oblong or elliptic with acute or round at the apex, coriaceous, glabrous, pellucid punctuate, dull dark green above ; flowers white tinged with pink scented in axillary cymes; fruits large berries oblong or globose, fleshy, rind thick, rough, irregular or warted, yellow when ripe, seeds few, smooth. Flowering and fruiting major part of the year.

It is widely found.

Ayurvedic Properties and Uses:

  • Rasa : Madhura, Amla
  • Guna : Laghu, Snigdha
  • Virya : Usna
  • Vipaka : Amla
  • Karma : Kanha Sodhaka, Chardigrahana, Dipana, Hrdya, Jihvasodhaka, Kaphahara, Medhya, Pittahara,
                Vatahara, Varnanasaka

Modern Pharmacological Action: The essential oil of the peel is regarded as an antibiotic. Citrus medica (peel) was used as the traditional/folkloric medicine for anti-fertility activity. The petroleum ether of Citrus medica Linn seeds has been reported to exhibit estrogenic activity. They also have an antiinflammatory, antihistamine and diuretic action and can cause dilatation of the coronaries.

Our Products containing this ingredient

  • Mahamash Oil