Citrus reticulata flowers



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Citrus reticulata flowers



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Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Rosids
Order:     Sapindales
Family:     Rutaceae
Genus:     Citrus
Species:     C. reticulata
Binomial name
Citrus reticulata

Edibility:- Mandarin oranges are usually eaten plain or in fruit salads.

 

Citrus reticulata flowers



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Medicinal uses:-

In traditional Chinese medicine, the dried peel of the fruit is used in the regulation of ch’i, and also used to treat abdominal distension, to enhance digestion, and to reduce phlegm.

Mandarins have also been used in ayurvedic medicine of India.

Citrus aurantiifolia flowers



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Common name:- Key lime.

Citrus aurantiifolia flowers



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Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Rosids
Order:     Sapindales
Family:     Rutaceae
Genus:     Citrus
Species:     C. aurantiifolia
Binomial name
Citrus aurantiifolia

Citrus medica flowers



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Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Rosids
Order:     Sapindales
Family:     Rutaceae
Genus:     Citrus
Species:     C. medica
Binomial name
Citrus medica

Uses:-
While the lemon or orange are peeled to consume their pulpy and juicy segments, the citron’s pulp is dry, containing a small quantity of insipid juice. The main content of a citron fruit is the thick white rind, which adheres to the segments and cannot be separated from them easily. The citron gets halved and depulped, then its rind is cooked in sugar, diced, and used as a confection.

Medicinal uses:-

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 was also regarded as an antibiotic. Citron juice with wine was considered an effective antidote to poison, as Theophrastus reported.

In Ayurveda

The juice is still used for treating conditions like nausea, vomiting, and excessive thirst.

The juice of the citron has a high Vitamin C content and used medicinally as an anthelminthic, appetizer, tonic, in cough, rheumatism, vomiting, flatulence, haemorrhoids, skin diseases and weak eyesight.

The citron has some cardiovascular benefits.

Citrus flowers



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Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Rosids
Order:     Sapindales
Family:     Rutaceae
Subfamily:     Aurantioideae
Tribe:     Citreae
Genus:     Citrus

They are also good sources of vitamin C and flavonoids. The flavonoids include various flavanones and flavones.