Tahitian lemon juice (Citrus latifolia) (TLJ) is used as a natural source of flavonoids as an alternative to anti-inflammatory drugs for the treatment of dysmenorrhea and excessive menstrual bleeding, which are often associated with an imbalance in prostaglandin levels (PG). However, despite the beneficial effects, the mechanisms that determine the control of menstruation are still unknown.
This fruit has a remarkable dark green color. It is a staple of Asian cuisine and is used mainly for its juice, although lime peel and leaves are also used in cooking. It has a stronger, more bitter taste than lemon. The juice can be squeezed into cocktails or sprinkled over finished dishes to enhance their flavor; it ‘cooks’ raw fish in ceviche. Key lime pie is a famous Florida dessert traditionally made with a special variety of lime called key limes.