Ximenia americana L.

Nota de alcance (en)

Fruit: Skin of fruit is astringent.

Seed: Used to treat snakebite in Guyana.



Both the Peninsulas and the Andaman Islands.


Fruits—known as Wild Plum or Wild Olive, are used as a substitute for lemon.

Fruits and seeds—laxative.

Root and leaves— decoction given in jaundice, diarrhoea and during fevers.

Root—used for venereal diseases.

Bark—astringent, applied to sores.

Wood—used as a substitute for sandalwood.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

1) Robertt, A., et al.. Medicinal Plants of the Guianas (Guyana, Suriname, French Guyana)/Smithsonian NMNH. cited online: 17-08-2017.

2) Khare, C.P./ Indian Medicinal Plants. -- Nueva Dheli: Springer, 2007 . - p 720.

Ximenia americana L.
Término aceptado: 02-Ago-2018