aurantifolia (Christm. Swing var.
on the branches. Leaves alternate, relatively small compared with other
(5 - 7 cm in length) and petioles closely with winged,
. Flowers in groups of 2 - 7 in the armpit of the leaves, very
small occasional Frutos apical papilla, thin crust and smooth; juice endocarp acid.
Probably Indo - Malay archipelago, from where he
taken to India to spread throughout the old world. Introduced in
since the early voyages of Columbus.
It grows in thickets of spontaneously near coasts and in the interior areas of low and
elevation. Cultivated by the people mostly in rural areas.
Peel the fruit and leaves.
Tear the bark of the
fruit, use fresh or dry to dry, cool place to hang in the shade. In the case of leaves, taking it well developed, healthy and clean, preferably in the
Medicinal properties recognized.
: Pharmacological Action:
Protector of small vessels.
Antifungal skin and mucosa.
Route of administration.
Other properties attributed.
The juice of the fruits or the infusion of leaves or bark of the fruit, orally, for colds and constipation in general.
juice, in topical application to heal wounds,
of the skin. The seeds are boiled in milk cow as vermicida.
oil, or parts of the plant containing it, may cause
. Do not expose to the sun parts treated with products of this plant. Not to use topically for over 3 weeks.
Fruit juice for soft drinks, seasonings and food mixed with an equal amount of glycerin to soften the skin. Dissolved in water to rinse the hair and keep them shiny and defatted. Ac.
useful in pharmaceutical, perfume and for citric acid.
Husk of the fruit:
- limonene, phellandrene, citronelal and other substances in smaller proportions. Juice: citric acid, malic, acetic and formic, the glucoside hesperidin, pectin and various vitamins, primarily
"FROST - Eureka" to use as
macrophylla. Transplanting to stances of the bags when they are about 10 cm. tall. Grafting when
height of 40 cm. stalks reach 5 Mm. or more in diameter (graft gusset
) Transplanting to the field after 3 - 4 months performed the graft. Using distances of 4x6, 4x8, 6x8 or 9x5 meters.
Preparation and Dosage.
Boil for 5 minutes 5 - 12 g of fresh leaves or bark of fruit. Ingesting 300 - 500 ml per day in 2 - 3 divided doses. The same decoction is applied locally to the affected parties 2 - 3 times
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