Aegle marmelos Correa

Nota de alcance (en)

Fruit: In Surinam, the unripe astringent fruit is sometimes employed against dysentery.

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Range. India, Myanmar. Occasionally cultivated in tropics. In Myanmar, found in Bago, Chin, Kachin, Kayin, Magway, Sagaing, Shan, Taninthayi, and Yangon.

Uses

Fruit: Ripe fruit diminishes phlegm and is used to treat indigestion. Also, used to regulate bowels and cure fevers.

Leaves: Children may be treated with one ta­blespoon of the distillate of leaves for diarrhea, bronchitis, and mucus in the breathing passages and treated with juice from crushed leaves for intestinal worms. Juice from the crushed leaves may be used twice a day to treat fevers and coughs, used as poultice to treat sores and bumps, and drunk or applied to cure edemas. Young leaves eaten in a salad to treat bleeding from the ears.

Fruit: Inner pulp eaten with sugar to treat severe diarrhea. Crushed pulp from ripe fruit taken with rice washing water to treat morning sickness. A drink from the pulp: used to regulate the bowels and to treat severe consti-pation; (or eating the leaves cooked as curry) used to treat sunstroke; and milk is used to treat bleeding gums, canker sores, and sore gums. The tender fruit, crushed together with dry ginger and stewed, is used to cure excessive urination.
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Origin:
The plains and submountain regions of India, ascending to an altitude of 1200m. in the western Himalayas; cultivated all over India.

Action:
Stomachic, antimicrobial (specific for diarrhoea, colitis, dysentery and enteric infections), digestive, astringent, spasmolytic, hypoglycaemic.

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) DeFilipps, Robert A.; Krupnick, Gary A. / PhytoKeys, v. 102. - - p. 1 - 314,  2018.

3) Khare, C.P./ Indian Medicinal Plants. -- Nueva Dheli: Springer, 2007 . - p. 836.

Aegle marmelos Correa
Término aceptado: 21-Ago-2018