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The fruit of Citrus limon (family Rutaceae); a source of citric and ascorbic acid; the freshly expressed juice of the ripe fruit is used as a refrigerant diuretic in fever, in the form of lemonade.
Synonym(s): limon
[L. limon]


Herbal medicine
A vitamin C-rich citrus fruit, the leaves of which are thought to be mildly sedative and antibacterial.


[Persian limun, lemon]
Fruit of the tree Citrus limon, containing citric acid. Lemons contain enough vitamin C to prevent or treat scurvy. Lemon may be used in place of vinegar, spices, and aromatic substances by those who cannot use such items.


Food faddists who drink large quantities of lemon juice by sucking directly from the raw fruit may develop erosion of the enamel of their teeth.
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Schizogenous secretory cavities of Citrus limon (L.
Furthermore, Prathna et al synthesized silver nanoparticles by treating silver ions with Citrus limon extract and found that the citric acid present in Citrus limon was the principal reducing and stabilizing agent [53].
2008, Sahiwal, Sargodha; 1 , 1 immature, Citrus limon, 10.
Similarly, Amer and Mehlhorn (2006) studied 41 plants against Aedes, Anopheles and Culex genera and found that Citrus limon was the most promising larvicide.
2003) verificaram alta porcentagem de embrioes zigoticos (28,57%) na identificacao de hibridos entre cruzamentos de Citrus limon L.
a= Lethal time of an extract to kill 50% population plants against three genera: Aedes, Anopheles and Culex, Citrus limon showed promising efficacy.