312 | Lemon/Kagoji Lebu

Bengali Name : Kagoji Lebu
English Name : Lemon
Scientific Name : citrus limon
Origin : Bangladesh
MOQ : 50 Kg
Season : April-November


lemon/Kagoji Lebu is a Homestead Plant

lemon/Kagoji Lebu (Citrus aurantifolia) is smaller in size than common lemon, but both are known as lemon in Bengali. About 9,000 acres of land under paper lemon and lemon cultivation. Cultivation is usually done around the homestead or in the garden by cuttings, cuttings, sometimes from seed.  A six-seven-year-old tree produces 150 to 200 fruits a year. The tree is small, 3-5 m tall, bushy, with shaggy stems and sharp thorns. The leaves are small, the stem is curved. Flowers are small, lightly scented and white. Fruit small, round, juicy, bark thin and smooth, very sour. The ripe fruit is greenish-yellow, containing many small, embryonated seeds. The yield is high during the monsoon season. In addition to fresh juice, the fruit is useful in pickles and syrups. Kaggi is mainly known as Lebu but has some local names such as Kagga in Ishwardi (Pabna District) and Patia Kaggi in Chittagong.

Lemon/Kagoji Lebu Varieties

Recently Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute has developed two new varieties named Barilebu-2 and Barilebu-3. The fruit of the first is round, medium, weighing about 81 g, sour and juicy (33%) and the second is round, small, weighing about 55 g, less sour and very juicy (38%). In addition to sour paper lemons, sweet lemons or sweet lemons (c. limettoides) are available in Bangladesh. Its plants, flowers and fruits are large in size. Fruit is very juicy (42.5%) with low acidity (0.09%), round or oblong, with a clear bead on the tip, not very sour.

Types of other Lemons

The name Lebu comes from Sanskrit ‘nimbu’. Nimbu finally became lemon. As simple as the name lemon is, the fruit is not. There are about eighty types of lemons in Sylhet in this country. Each lemon has a different shape and taste – some are very sour, some are very sweet. Lemons are commonly called sour or citrus fruits.

Not all lemons are sour. Sweet oranges, malta, oranges, Chinese oranges are sweet-tasting lemons. On the other hand, calamunsi, kaggi, cardamom – these are sour in taste. Batabi Lemon Sour-Sweet. The scent of a lemon is also unique. The variety of lemons is due to the different chemicals present in lemons. So there is no reason to think that all lemons have the same herbal properties. Another name of Kagilebu is Patilebu – Patilebu seems to be called Peti by Kalidasa. Pate Mutay Kagjilebu’s rights are paramount.

Here, I also prioritized the paper lemon in the discussion. Why only me, everyone is giving importance to lemon in this corona time. Eating lemon in various ways. In this case, Kagilebu is the best in terms of taste-smell-benefits.

Tree identification

Lemon Kaji Lebu is relatively small among lemons so its other name is Patilebu. Again, Pat means rice because it is used in the dish, but its name may be Pati Lemon. Although small, no other lemon has the fragrance of the paper lemon. This lemon tree does not grow very large, the stems are somewhat creeping and bushy, thorny. Leaves are oval and small, shiny green. Flower color is white. Paper lemons are elongated, the peel is smooth and thin, green and shiny. Scratching the skin with the fingernails gives off the special scent of paper lemon, which is not found in any other lemon.

The tree bears fruit almost throughout the year. However, more lemons are harvested between May and September. Paper lemons are juicy. The inner cells are light greenish white and filled with juice. More juice when ripe. There are few seeds inside. Currently seedless varieties have also been developed.

Herbal qualities

Lemon/Kagoji Lebu is high in ascorbic acid or vitamin C, which increases the body’s immune system. Apart from this, there are high amounts of potassium and calcium minerals which increase the body’s energy. There are also some essential oils.

These three types of chemical compounds together with antioxidants, flavinoids, phenols, coumarins, tannins, alkaloids, lycopene, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids etc. compounds play an important role against various diseases. Due to these elements, Lemon/Kagoji Lebu acts as an antiseptic, anthelmintic, fungicidal, bactericidal, virus sterilizing, anticancer and to solve intestinal problems. Lemon/Kagoji Lebu helps in anti aging or maintaining the youthfulness of the body. The large amount of antioxidants in it fulfills this duty. The herbal properties and uses of paper lemon are briefly discussed below.

Nausea and flatulence

It seems difficult to find people who do not know about the use of Lemon/Kagoji Lebu. I don’t want to eat rice with anything, I have no taste in food. In this condition, even after eating, it will not be digested, the stomach will be flat. So it is better not to eat anything with reluctance. If you don’t like it, you can mix lemon juice with that food and eat it in a chip. If you don’t like it, half of a lemon can be mixed with 1 cup of water in the morning and the other half in the afternoon with 1 cup of water and eaten on an empty stomach. After consuming lemon-water like this for a week, the aversion will go away.


After sports or overexertion, the body comes to grips with fatigue. Tiredness comes even if you do any work continuously. In this condition, a paper lemon is crushed in a glass of water and its juice is mixed with a little salt and the body is strengthened. Mixing 1 teaspoon of honey with it works better.

Obesity, constipation and gout

In the era of fast food and junk food, fat gain and obesity are common problems worldwide. Constipation and gout are also major problems. So to prevent fat gain, temporary constipation and gout, we should make lemon water a habit just like we brush our teeth every day. Take a slice of lemon (any other lemon will do) and mix it with 1 cup of water and eat it every morning and evening. It should continue throughout life. Then fat growth, constipation will be prevented and many diseases related to fat growth will be avoided. Also, the pain in the joints due to excess uric acid will also go away.

Worm disease

Children suffer more from worm diseases. So children should also eat lemon juice. For children aged 4-5 years, half the amount of lemon juice mixed with 2 cups of warm water should be taken every morning on an empty stomach. 1 lemon should be given in the same amount of water for teenagers,

Cold Recover

If you have a cold, runny nose, mix half a slice of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of honey with color tea and get quick benefits. A few pieces of ginger can be added with it. Eat once after 2 hours. This should be continued until the feeling goes away. Then once the runny nose or cold will stop.

Sneezing and hoarseness

Asthma or asthma can also cause a cough. If there is a lot of shouting or a sudden cold, the throat breaks. In such a case, a paper lemon should be cut lengthwise along the middle and salt should be applied to its chest. Then the lemon slices should be heated on low flame. If the lemon is hot, the salt will melt and mix with the lemon. Then take it down and leave the hot juice on the tongue and lick it. By playing this way 2 to 3 times a day, this problem will go away.

Old fever

After suffering from malaria, typhoid, influenza, etc. for a long time, the mood becomes irritable, even then it seems that the fever is not completely gone, the body feels weak, the body is aching, the appetite is less, the mind is not focused on work. In such a situation, all medicines should be stopped and only lemon treatment should be continued. Drink lemon juice mixed with lukewarm water every morning and afternoon for a month. A little salt can be mixed with it if it is too sour. It is also beneficial for jaundice.


Mix the juice of one lemon in four times its amount of hot water and apply it on the roots of the hair before taking a bath and let it sit for a while. When the juice dries up, you should take a shower and wash it off with shampoo. If you give lemon juice like this 3-4 times in a day, hair and scalp will be free from dandruff. If not, you have to spend a few more days. Any lemon juice can do this.


How easily can shingles be cured with lemon! Cut a piece of lemon in the middle and rub that piece on the ringworm for a while. Rubbing this way 2 to 3 times a day will cure ringworm in 15 to 20 days. In the same way, rubbing lemon on the face can remove acne and pimples.

Stone in Teeth

Half a teaspoon of baking soda, a little salt. Adding lemon juice with it will cure the gas. Mixing toothpaste or tooth powder with it and brushing for 2-3 minutes will reduce the redness of the teeth and whiten them and clean the stone between the teeth. If you do this once in a month, your teeth will always be white.

Curly hair

To blacken mature hair, amalaki should be squeezed and made into an ointment. Mix a little lemon juice with it and apply it on the roots of the hair. It will turn white hair black and stop hair fall. It can be done daily or once a week. If you do it daily, your hair will turn black quickly. Apart from this, white or mature hair can be blackened in another way.



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