Citron profile

Written by Maggie

Jan 11 2021

Citron profile

Citron, scientific name Citrus medica, is a highly ornamental plant that can beautify the environment, emit aroma, remove odors from the air, and play a bactericidal and anti-inflammatory effect. After drying it, it can be used as medicine, which can not only relieve life, but also fast diaphragm with stomach, and can treat liver and stomach qi pain and loss of appetite.

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Morphological characteristics of Citron

Citron (Citrus medica) is an evergreen shrub or small tree of the genus Citrus in the family Rutaceae. Its branches, buds and buds in those days are dark purplish red, the thorns on the stems and branches are many, and the length is about 4 centimeters. Leaves are solitary, petiole relatively short, oval shape, length of about 6-12 cm. The flowers are racemes and usually have 12, each flower having 5 petals. The fruit is finger-like, the skin is light yellow, relatively rough, the flesh is close to transparent, the taste is sweet and sour, there is a certain aroma.

Citron growing environment

Citron (Citrus medica) was born in the tropics and subtropics. China, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan and other places are cultivated.


Citron growing methods

Citron (Citrus medica) grows well in warm, moist, sunny places.Generally, loose, fertile, breathable and well-drained sandy loam is used as the substrate. The first three years of growth every month to apply organic fertilizer, after the full fruit period to chase 3 times a year after fertilizer, respectively in flowering, young fruit period and after picking. Thinning flowers are needed during flowering, usually keeping 1-2 flowers on each short branch. Undertake pruning even regularly, a new tip is about to pick a heart when 5-8 cm.

Citron efficacy function

Citron (Citrus medica) itself is a great ornamental plant that can beautify the environment. It also contains aromas that remove odors from the air and kill bacteria and inflammation. It can be used as medicine after drying, has the effect of dredging the liver, and stomach fast diaphragm. Citron can treat liver and stomach pain and anorexia and other symptoms, generally taking 3-6 grams of decoction.