Lemon (Citrus limon) is a indigenous to northern India, although it is now cultivated in the Mediterranean region and worldwide in the subtropical regions. The applicable parts of lemon are the fruit, juice, and peel. Lemon contains volatile oil and flavonoids. Limonene is the most abundant monoterpene in lemon juice. Two other important constituents are furocoumarins bergapten and oxyperucedanin.
Lemon has been used as a rich source of vitamin C, it provides support for conditions such as scurvy, low resistance, and colds. It has also been used as a digestive aid, an anti-inflammatory, diurectic, and to improve vascular permeability.
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Cautions There have been no reported side effects associated with lemon.