Lime is grown as a garden crop all over India. The leaves are fragrant and shiny. Lime grows to 8 feet to 10 feet. Below we have also given the health benefits of lime.
The botanical name of lime is CITRUS LIMONUM. It is also called as ACIDLIME in English. Lime belongs to the large family of RUTACELE.
The chemical constituents in lime are PHOSPHORIC, MALIACIDS, POTASSIUM, SUGAR, MICILAGE,ASHES, VOLATILE OIL, HESERIDIN, BITTER, CRYSTSLLINE, GULCOSIDE, ACETIC ACID, B SETO STEROL, LIMONENE, LIMONECITROL etc.
Lime is sour, astringent and slightly bitter in taste. Lime will increase the heat and expel the phlegm. The action of lime is cooling, disinfectant, Liver enhancer, stop vomiting, diuretics.
Health Benefits of Lime
Relief from Sneezing and Phlegm:
Take 30 leaves of lime and 1 slice of dried Ginger. Add water and boil it. Take a vapour bath to get relief from sneezing, phlegm through excess sweat from the body.
To get rid of nasal congestion:
Take some dried lime leaves, dried Ginger and Pepper; put them on the fire and inhale the smoke to expel water and mucus from the nose. The congestion in the nose will also go away.
To get rid of sweat smell / Body odor:
Boil 50gm of lime leaf in 1 liter of water in a pot. Add it in a bucket of water and take a warm bath. This will help to remove the bad odor of sweat from the body and will also give a sweet aroma. It also kills the germs on the skin.
Mosquitoes will leave the house if you make some smoke with lime leaf, dried ginger and Sweet Flag (வசம்பு / Acorus calamus / Calamus).
Make a drinking water adding 30 lime leafs and 20 Pepper. Drink this often. It gives good healing effect in Asthma and sore throat.
Mix 200 ml of lime juice and 30 ml of ginger juice together. Have it before breakfast to promote appetite.
Hair Oil for Hair Growth, Black Hair, Hair fall, Dandruff:
Lime Juice: 600ml
Gingelly oil: 500ml
Dried Ginger Powder: 20gm
Green Chillies: 20gm
Take all the content together and put them in a pot and boil them in light flame. When it is well boiled, take it out of the flame and let it cool down. Preserve it in a bottle.
Apply 10 ml to 20 ml daily on the scalp.
Twice a week, take 50ml and apply it well all over the head and let it soak for 1 hour. After that, wash the hair with water and Shikakai Powder (சிகைக்காய் / Acacia concinna). This will stop hair fall, dandruff and also hair will grow black in colour.
Cure Pimples / Acne:
Take lime juice and apply on face daily. Doing this regularly will remove acne, pimples, wrinkles and make the face look more radiant.
Cure Big Black Mole (மரு):
Mix lime juice, turmeric powder and salt and grind well to make a paste. Apply this paste in the black mole till it gets cured completely.
Break Bestow Drug (இடுமருந்தை முறிக்க):
Boil lime and dried ginger in water to make a decoction. Take this decoction three times a day before food to slow down the pace of the bestow drug and get complete cure.