Dr.Gaurang Joshi

International Ayurveda(Herbal) Physician &Director -Atharva Multi Specialty Ayurveda Hospital,CEO-Green Tree Botanicals

About Dr.Gaurang Joshi

International Ayurveda Consultant
B.A.M.S. Gold Medalist
M.D.(Alternative Medicine),M.E.T.C.
Consulting Ayurved Panchkarma Physician
Ayurveda Skin Specialist
Expert In Ayurveda Oncology
President-International Psoriasis Foundation
Director-Atharva Multi Speciality Ayurveda Hospital,
Cancer Research Center
Panchakarma and Skin Care Hospital,Rajkot,Gujarat.


Practicing As Ayurved Panchakarma Physician Since last 18 Yrs.

Visiting Consultant Natural Herbs,Lokhandwala,Andheri,Mumbai,

Visiting Consultant at Delaware,USA

Faculty for International Academy of Ayurveda for Overseas

Successfully treating the most complicated skin diseases- Leucoderma(Vitiligo) and Psoriasis.

*President-International Psoriasis Foundation
*Life Member-International Academy of Ayurved-Pune
*Life member-International Ayurveda Foundation
*Life Member All India Ayurveda Congress
*Member Europian Ayurveda Medical Association
*Member American Vitiligo Research Foundation(AVRF)
*Member National Psoriasis Foundation,USA

Specialties: An International Ayurveda Consultant,Immunologist,Panchakarma Physician,Skin Specialist
Especially treating Skin Diseases Vitiligo,Psoriasis successfully,
Provide Immunomodulative treatment for all Kind of Cancer,Osteoarthritis,Rheumatoid Arthritis,
An expert Panchakarma Physician to detoxify the body with natural way,
Treating all Chronic diseases successfully
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Lemon Uses, Juice Benefits, Home Remedies

Lemon is used extensively in Ayurveda. It is used in food, in medicine and also in purification procedure of metals used as Ayurvedic ingredients. For medicinal purpose, it is used predominantly in digestive disorders. Botanical name of lemon is Citrus medica, it belongs to Rutaceae family.

Vernacular names, Sanskrit synonyms

Vernacular names:
Tamil name – ezhumicchgai, elumicchai.
Kannada name – dodda nimbe, brihat nimbe.
Malayalam name – cherunarakam.
Urdu name –  bara nebu, lembu, lemu, nembu
Persian name – kalanbak, lemu-e-tursh
Arab name –  limoon, qalambak.
Hindi name – jamiri nimbu, khatta, pahari nimbu
Telugu name –  dabba.
English: lemon.

Synonyms: Jambira, Nimbuka, Dantashata

Classical categorization

Charaka – Phalavarga (group of fruits), Amlavarga (group of sour substances)
Sushruta and Vagbhata – Phalavarga (group of fruits)

Medicinal properties

Rasa – Taste – Amla (sour)
Guna (qualities) – Laghu (light to digest), Teekshna (piercing)
Vipaka – taste conversion after digestion – Amla – Sour
Veerya – Ushna – Hot potency


Vakrashodhi – lemon juice, when used to rinse or when consumed, leads to cleansing of oral cavity. Hence lemon juice is a good remedy for bad breath or tongue coating problems.

Rochana – Lemon increases digestion power.

Dantaharshana – 
Being sour in taste, it may cause tingling sensation of the teeth.

Trushna Nivarana – It relieves thirst. Hence, lemon juice is one of the preferred drinks to quench thirst.

Shula Nivarana – relieves abdominal colic pain. This is the reason, lemon juice is the first home remedy, used for gastritis pain and colicky pain due to indigestion. This is the reason, it is the ingredient of innumerable Ayurvedic medicines used in digestive disorders, such as Lashunadi Vati

Kasa Nivarana – Lemon is extremely useful to relieve cough. It soothes the mucosa of the throat.

Kaphotklesha, Chardi Nivarana – It helps to relieve excessive accumulation of Kapha in stomach, leading to vomiting. Hence, lemon juice is consumed whenever one suufers from nausea, excessive salivation, vomiting etc.

In such cases, two types of outcomes are predicted, either the nausea is relieved or the person vomits and expels out all the excessive, vitiated Kapha out of the body, due to lemon. It has cleansing action over the stomach, when there is excess of Kapha (heaviness, excessive gastric secretions and indigestion).

Trushnahara – Relieves excessive thirst.

Amadoshahara – It relieves Ama, a product of indigestion and malabsorption.

Asya vairasya hara – Relieves bad breath

Hrutpeeda – relieves pain in chest region, due to gastritis.

Vahnimandyahara – it promotes digestion. Hence, it is an ingredient in many Ayurvedic medicine for indigestion such as – Hingvadi Churna.

Trushnahara – Relieves excessive thirst.

Amadoshahara – It relieves Ama, a product of indigestion and malabsorption.

Asya vairasya hara – Relieves bad breath

Hrutpeeda – relieves pain in chest region, due to gastritis.

Vahnimandyahara – it promotes digestion. Hence, it is an ingredient in many Ayurvedic medicines for indigestion such as – Hingvadi Churna
Krumihara – It relieves intestinal worms.
The smaller variety of lemon also carries similar health benefits.
Vataghna –Balances Vata.
Dipana, Pachana – Digestive, improves digestive enzymes
Laghu – Light to digest
Useful in abdominal colic caused due to imbalance of Vata, Pitta and kapha.
Visha hara – It is a natural detoxifying herb. This is the reason, it is used in the purification procedure of many mineral ingredients, such as Iron pyrite.

It helps to relieve constipation and gastro-enteritis.

As per Bhojana kutuhalam, The fruit of jambira is sweet and sour in taste, It is wholesome for the body, promotes digestion, imparts strength, promotes taste perception, the ripe fruit helps in treating disorders caused due to kapha and rakta, provides good complexion to the skin and nourishes all the dhatus.

Effect on Tridosha

Unripe lemon is sour in taste. It decreases Vata and kapha but increases Pitta.
Ripe lemon decreases Pitta and Kapha.

Lemon for face and skin

It is attributed with qualities like
Varnya – improves complexion and skin texture
Pushtiprada – it nourishes the skin. (Reference: Raja Nighantu)
Being sour, it enters into the deeper pores and brings about cleansing action.

Lemon use in weight loss

Hot water lemon therapy is a famous home remedy for weight loss. Drinking a glass of hot water, mixed along with 1 – 2 spoons of lemon juice extract, early in the morning, on empty stomach decreases fat deposition. Obesity is related with Kapha dosha, and lemon decreases Kapha. Hence it helps.

Lemon juice benefits – Jambira

Jambira (Citurs medica Linn) is
Rochana – appetizer,
Deepana – improves digestion strength
Teekshna -Piercing
Sugandhi – good smelling
Mukha Shodhana – mouth- cleanser,
balances Kapha as well as Vata and
Krimighna – anti- infective.
Pachana – It helps digestion of food.\



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