Heithum




Heithum - Manipur Medicinal Plants
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Common Name

English :Grape fruit
Hindi :Chakotra
Manipuri :Heithum

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family :Rutaceae
Genus :Citrus
Species :paradisi  Macf.
Habit :Small tree
Parts Used :Fruit
Mode of Preparation :Fruits are edible and used mainly as a breakfast fruit.
Mode of use :Fresh
Ingredients :Grape fruit oil contains limone, mycene, a-pinene, sabinene, p-cymene, caryophyllene, y-terpinene, terpinene-4-ol, octanal, linalool and nootkatone as its major components. Seed contains limanol, deoxylimonol and 7a-obacunol.
Ailment Treated:Grapefruit oil has a sweet, pleasant odour intermediate between orange and lemon. Fruits are used in flavours for soft-drinks, ice-cream, candy, baked goods, gelatins, pudding and chewing gums.
Source:Cultivated and marketable.

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