Lemon tree can grow up to 10 meters, but they are usually smaller. The branches are thorny, and form an open crown. The leaves are green, glossy and elliptical-acuminate. The flowers are white on the outside, with an inner violet strip and a strong flavor. On a lemon tree, flower and ripe fruit may be found simultaneously.
Chemical composition – Contains alkaloids, cyanogen glycosides, flavonoids, terpenoids and phenolic flavonoid compounds. Citrus flavonoids include quercetin, tangeretin, naringin, hesperidin, rutine etc. Phenolic compounds include hydroxy benzoic and hydroxycinnamic acids, beta carotene acetophenone. Carotenoids include, lycopene, lutein, zeaxanthin, retinal. Essential oil contains D-limonene (amount: 90%), citral (amount 3-5%), nonanal, dean, dodecanese, linalyl acetate, geranyl acetate, citronellyl acetate, methyl anthranilate acid ester. Also contains limonene.
Properties – Anti-anemic, antimicrobial, anti-rheumatic, anti-sclerotic, antiseptic, bactericide, carminative, healing, depurative, diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, haemostatic, hypotensive, rubefacient, tonic and vermifuge.
Recommendations – Digestive and liver diseases, cardiovascular diseases, anemia, urinary disorders, anorexia, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, ophthalmic and dental problems, high cholesterol, respiratory diseases (bronchitis and asthma).
This plant is incorporated in natural remedy GASCURE Syrup.