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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Citrus medica?
If you know websites containing any information about Citrus medica please link to them.
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Here is some basic information about Citrus medica and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Citrus medica.


Citrus medica basic info
Scientific Name: Citrus medica L..
Family: Rutaceae.
Genus: Citrus.
Common names in English: citron, etrog citron, finger citron, flesh-finger citron, small citron.
For common names of Citrus medica in different languages - See link
Description: The citron is a large fragrant citrus fruit with a thick rind, botanically classified as Citrus medica by both the Swingle and Tanaka botanical name systems. It is one of the four original citrus fruits (the others being pommelo, mandarine and papeda), from which most other citrus types developed through natural hybrid speciation or artificial hybridization. From ancient through medieval times, the citron was used mainly for medical purposes: to combat seasickness, pulmonary troubles, intestinal ailments, scurvy and other disorders. The essential oil of the flavedo (the outermost, pigmented layer of rind) was also regarded as an antibiotic. Citron juice with wine was considered an effective antidote to poison, as Theophrastus reported. In the Ayurvedic system of medicine, the juice is still used for treating conditions like nausea, vomiting, and excessive thirst. - for more info about Citrus medica See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Citrus medica
*The information in this list is based on the ethnobotanical data in Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases.
Dr. Duke does not recommend using this information for self diagnosis or self medication. - See link


Citrus medica in other websites
Citrus medica common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for academic researches with the search term Citrus medica - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Citrus medica - See link.


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