Scientific name: Citrus limon
Origin: Southeast Asia.
popular names: lemon tree or Sicilian lemon.
Natural occurrence: equatorial, Mediterranean, subtropical and tropical climate.
Features: The lemon tree is an evergreen tree that reaches up to 6m in height, with branched branches, alternate, oval and serrated leaves. The usually white flowers are very fragrant and grouped in clusters.
The fruits have a thick, yellow skin with an elongated shape. It can be reproduced by cuttings from the branches, and appreciates sandy and well-fertilized soil, being cultivated in regions with hot or temperate climates..
Usage: The fruits and peels are widely used in the form of juice, refreshments, teas, desserts, etc.
Considered a panacea for infectious problems, lemon stands out for its antiseptic, antirheumatic, antibacterial, antioxidant and antipyretic actions.