Science of Herbs

Citrus Limon

Citrus limon

Common name: Nimbu
English Name: Lemon
Botanical Name: Citrus limon

Description: .C. limon is an evergreen perennial plant. The trunk is upright and growing plant. Young trees are thorny and the leaves are large and light green and the petioles are winged. Lemon fruits are generally oval to elliptical with characteristic necks and nipples. During early stages of fruit development, the outer cover is a dark green but the peel is yellow at maturity. It varies in thickness and surface texture, and has prominent oil glands. The pulp is pale straw-coloured and very acid. 

Chemical structure: Limonene, Coumarines and Furocouramines

Properties: Lemon oil is a good remedy for restoring the luster of dull skin. It is an astringent and detoxifying in nature, and rejuvenates sagging or tired-looking skin. Its antiseptic properties help in treating pimples and various skin disorders. Lemon is also recommended for reducing excessive oil on the skin.

Used in the following MATXIN products:

  • Acne and pimple cream
  • Hand Sanitizer