Averrhoa carambola L.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 131-132

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.102.24380

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scientific name

Averrhoa carambola L.
status

 

Averrhoa carambola L. 

Names.

Myanmar: mak-hpung, zaung-ya. English: blimbing, caramba, carambola, country gooseberry.

Range.

Malay region; cultivated and often naturalized in the tropics. Cultivated in Myanmar.

Uses.

Fruit: Used for bleeding piles and fever.

Note.

In India the fruit is an antiscorbutic, and cooling; dried fruit is used for fever; ripe fruit is used for bleeding piles, to relieve thirst, and to calm febrile excitation ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Averrhoa