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Citron Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Citrus Medica
Hindi Name
Chinese Name
Xiang Yuan, Ju Yuan

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Citron Cures

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Action of Citron

Nutrients in Citron

Nature of


Parts Used

Fruits, Seeds and Leaves

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Citron

Avoid use during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding.
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Citron is a fruit of a shrub.
It is an evergreen.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to 4.5 M.
Best used for Phlegm.

In TCM :
Citron Fruit : Xiang Yuan, Fo Shou
Citron Flower : Fo Shou Hua
Citron Leaf : Gou Ju Ye
Meridians associated : Lung, Spleen and Liver


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Materia Medica for Citron

Single Herb

Citron for Diabetes

Prepere a decoction with seeds of Citron. Drink 5 ml of it twice a day.
OR : Take half tsp peel extract of Citron once a day.

Citron for Bad Breath

Chew small piece of Citron peel every day.

Citron for Ascaris

Take 2-3 leaves of Citron. Chew them daily.

Citron for Inflammation

Make a decoction with root and stem of Citron. Drink 30 ml of it twice a day.
OR : Make root and or stem paste of Citron. Apply it over inflamed areas.

Citron as Aperitive

Add 1 tsp Citron fruit juice in a cup of water. Drink it once a day.

Citron for Fatigue

Extract juice from half Citron fruit. Add a cup of water in it. Drink whenever feel tired.

Citron for Scurvy

Drink 50 ml Citron fruit juice twice a day.

Citron for Gum Diseases

Chew 2-3 leaves of Citron plant daily.
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Following herbs, in conjunction are beneficial for Energy, Stamina and improves overall feeling of well-being. It is the perfect daily Energy supplement.
Ginseng Korean
Chinese Knotweed
Dong Quai
Wild Yam
Chinese Liquorice
Goji Berry
White Peony
Cornus Officinalis
Paeonia Suffruticosa
Red Sage
You may buy the formula, containing the above mentioned Herbs. Capsule form is readily available. Consume 1 capsule per day.

Herbal Treatment For Liver and Kidney Tonic

Following herbs, in conjunction are beneficial for Liver and Kidney nourishment.
Chinese Knotweed
Dong Quai
Ligusticum Wallichii
Angelica Dahurica
You may buy the formula, containing the above mentioned Herbs. Capsule form is readily available. Consume 1 capsule per day.
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Namrata ( India )
06 Apr 2016
Is it good practice to take Citrus aurantium Linn (idlimbu) juice for kidney stone
28 Apr 2016
Dear Namratra
For kidney care. The best herbs are---- 1. Tribulus Terrestris ( Gokharu ) : Buy a tincture from a Homeopathy Shop and take 10 drops 2 times in a day.. 2. Buy Punarnava extract ( Boerhavia Diffusa ) : Take 10 drops 2 times in a day. Rejuvenate the entire system. 3. Tincture Varuna ( Crataeva Nurvala ) : Take 10 drops 2 times in a day. This herb will remove the stones, gravel, debri from the kidneys. Study the results and write us back.
Other two Herbs that also have shown good results are Chicory and Drumsticks. You may read about them by visiting their respective pages in the Herb section. It is advised that you always consult your health care provider before taking any medications. For any further queries, you may always write us back.
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