Cheru Narakam (Citrus Limon) -Trees of Kerala
March 24th, 2007 | admin
Cheru narakam (Citrus limon) is the common citrus lemon which is commonly used in lemonades and for pickling.
The lemon tree produces small fleshy fruits, which gives a sour-tasting juice. Citric acid is the component that gives the sour taste.
This perennial tree grows 10-20 ft high. Stem and branches bear thorns and dark green aromatic leaves.
It has carminative properties and can be regarded as an Ayurvedic herb too. It acts against such diseases like scurvy.
Citrus limon belongs to the family Rutaceae.