Diamante citron was the first citrus known to European civilization, and is still cultivated in Calabria, Corsica, Crete, and Israel. The variety "Etrog" is the official citron in the Jewish Feast of the Tabernacle ritual, the entire fruit being eaten. Thick rind used in fruit cakes, salads, sweet rolls, etc. (FAC). The main products are candies and liqueurs, the oil used in flavoring beverages and sweets. Peel candied (TAN).
• Africans deemed the fruits useful in rheumatism and sore mouth (UPW).
• Ayurvedics view the rind as an aphrodisiac, the stimulant tonic seeds as useful for biliousness, hemorrhoids, and inflammation (KAB).
• Ayurvedics view the ripe fruits as stimulant and tonic and good for asthma, cough, earache, hiccup, leprosy, and sore throat (KAB).
• Ayurvedics view the root as anthelmintic, laxative, and useful in calculus, cancer, caries, colic, dysuria, nausea, the flower buds astringent and orexigenic and good for asthma, cough, enterosis, hiccup, intoxication, and nausea (KAB).
• Lebanese use citron, much as did the Choco Indians of Panama use lemon, as pediatric ophthalmic eyedrops (HJP).
• Nepalese use the fruits as a digestive for dysentery (NPM).
• Peruvians use bark tea for cramps, dyspepsia, and distraught nerves, the floral/foliar tea for sore mouth and throat (EGG).
• Peruvians use distilled floral water as antispasmodic (EGG).
• Peruvians regard the seed infusion as laxative and vermifuge (EGG).
• Peruvians suggest the floral tincture as a stimulant (EGG).
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