No other fruit of India is as well known as the lemon, Citrus limon. Even the mango pales before it in the praises it has received. In the 5th century B.C., the Greek philosopher Theophrastus declared that the lemon was an antidote to poinoning. If you cut a lemon , the whole room smells delightful for hours. No wonder the peel of the lemon is used in making perfumes. The lemon was used to prevent scurvy among sailors in the 16th century, as the fruit is rich in vitamin C. The lemon and its leaves are used in Ayurveda, the Indian medicine system.
My lemon tree which used to give me hundreds of fruit is now attacked by stem- borers. Being an organic gardener, I tried plugging the holes with garlic , but to no avail.