Citron is a straggly, evergreen shrub or small tree. The fresh shoots, leaves, flowers, fruits, and seeds of citron have all entered into a number of traditional medicinal preparations.
The tree growing up to 4 meters tall. It is considered to be a delicate plant and the most tender of the cultivated Citrus species. It has irregular straggling branches and stiff twigs and long spines at the leaf axils.
The evergreen leaves are green and lemon-scented with slightly serrated edges, Petioles are usually wingless or with minor wings. The flowers are generally unisexual providing self-pollination, but some male individuals could be found due to pistil abortion. The clustered flowers of the acidic varieties are purplish tinted from outside, but the sweet ones are white-yellowish. Decoctions of the roots are reportedly used to treat respiratory problems and backache in China. The fruits are used in the treatment of malaria, coughs, and colds. The stem is used in febrifuge pills.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Citrus medica care
Citrus medica uses