Lemon is one of the most widely used citrus fruits worldwide. Botanically, this citrus fruit belongs to the family of Rutaceae, in the genus, Citrus (which also includes orange, pomelo, tangerine, and grapefruit).
Lemons are thought to have originated in the Himalayan foothills of North-East India, and from where they spread all across the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and as far as Americas. Lemon’s peel contains many volatile oil glands in pits. Interior flesh is composed of segments, called carpels, made up of numerous juice-filled vesicles that are actually specialized hair cells).
Dry lemon/Leemon Khushk (لیموں خشک) is also known as Citrus × Limon.
Health benefits of Dry Lemons:
- Aids in smooth digestion
- Helps dissolve kidney stones
- Boosts immunity
- Weight loss
- Lower blood pressure
- Relieves headache and cools body
- Good for skin
- Good for teeth and gums
- Fight against cancer
It may cause allergic reaction for persons who have severe allergy with lemons.