Chinese Name: Ning meng pi
Latin Name: Citrus Limonum
Taste: Sour, pungent, slightly bitter
Quotes from Chinese historical sources
LU-CHUAN'S MATERIA MEDICA: "Disperses stagnant internal energy, invigorates the function of the stomach, relieves pain. Treats gloom and depression, abdominal pains and anorexia."
Zeitschrift fur Ernahrungswissenschaft, 1986 Mar, 25(1):63-9.
The antioxidant activity of citrus fruit peels [Paper in German]
The antioxidant properties of freeze-dried citrus fruit peels (orange, lemon, grapefruit) and methanolic extracts from the peel were studied. Freeze-dried orange peel showed the highest, lemon peel somewhat less and grapefruit peel the lowest but still remarkable antioxidant activity. This could be significantly improved by preparing methanolic extracts of the peels.