LemonSanskrit name: Nimbaka, Nimbu
Botanical name: Citrus limon
Habitat: Lemon is a subtropical plant and is native to Asia.


  • Rasa (taste): Sour
  • Virya (action):Heating
  • Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Sour
  • Doshas (constitution): Balances kapha and vata, aggravates pitta

General information 

Lemon is rich in Citric Acid and Vitamin C and is beneficial in the treatment of Scurvy as it is caused by the deficiency of Vitamin C. Lemons helps in the treatment of dental ailments. It acts as a good stimulant and improves appetite and bowel movements. Lemon is a good cleanser and is used in skin cleansing and nourishment.

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