Citrus medica L.
Family : Rutaceae
USE IN KLORANE PRODUCTS
Our citron trees are cultivated under the Corsican sun using techniques that respect the surrounding ecosystem. The quality of each fruit harvested is controlled in accordance with KLORANE Phytofiliereｮ specifications. The fruit is harvested when ripe and the active agent contained in its pulp is concentrated in the form of an extract, which is then incorporated into KLORANE’s shampoo with Citron Fruit.
PLANT EXTRACT CHARACTERISTICS
The citron is the fruit of a small tree of the Rutaceae family native to the Mediterranean basin. It is a citrus fruit traditionally used for its medicinal virtues. We have chosen to cultivate the Citrus medica L. species for its high carbohydrate, amino acid, vitamin and flavonoid content.
THE RANGE Citron pulp
BOTANICAL FACT SHEET
The citron tree is a small tree or shrub approximately 13 to 16 feet high that is not very robust and can even appear scrawny. It has an irregular habit and sparse foliage. The young branches are purple. Its large flowers, which are grouped at the end of the branches, are a persistent purple. Its fruit, the citron, is extremely large and has lemon yellow skin.
The citron tree is well known for its medicinal virtues, and more particularly for its antiseptic, expectorant, antirheumatic, digestive, anti-poison and febrifuge properties. Today, it is mainly used to make candied fruit. The pulp, zest and juice of the citron are generally used in cooking, baking and confectionery.