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Parent Category: Sanskrit Names of Medicinal Plants
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Name - निम्बूकम्

Botanical name - Citrus medica -acida

 

 

Description - A much branched thorny shrub or small tree. Unifoliately Compound leaves with winged petiole. Alternate leaflets are eliptic-oblong. White coloured flowers in a short receme. Fruits are ovoid and Yellow in colour mamillate with abundant pulp. Very acid and seeds are many.

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Use - Fruits are used as a good source of Vitamin c, carotene and Vitamin B1, citric acid, present in the juice make them bitter. It is also a commercial source of citric acid. The oil extracted from the skin is used in flavouring foods & perfumery