Citrus aurantifolia; Heen Dehi; හීන් දෙහි

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Citrus aurantifolia(Heen Dehi; හීන් දෙහි) is a small lime, ripening to yellow, although often used when green. The Key Lime tends to be more aromatic in flavor and scent than other limes. Flavor is excellent and is used to make Key Lime Pie.Due to the distinct aroma and delicious taste, citrus may be called a miracle fruit that is cultivated worldwide and it is part of the catalog of ayurvedic medicinal plants of Sri Lanka.

Citrus aurantifolia is mainly used in daily consumption, in many cultural cuisines, and in juice production. It is widely used because of its antibacterial, anticancer, antidiabetic, antifungal, anti-hypertensive, anti-inflammation, anti-lipidemia, and antioxidant properties; moreover, it can protect heart, liver, bone, and prevent urinary diseases.

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