Garcinia x mangostana L.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 47

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

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scientific name

Garcinia x mangostana L.
status

 

Garcinia x mangostana L. 

Names.

Myanmar: mingut. English: mangosteen.

Range.

Malay region; cultivated in the tropics. Cultivated in Myanmar.

Uses.

Bark, Fruit: Either bark or pericarp (fruit rind) used to treat diarrhea and dysentery.

Notes.

Most parts of the tree are astringent, but the powdered rind of the dried fruit is the most efficacious. In India, Indo-China south including Indonesia and the Philippines, the bark and fruit (pericarp) are used in the same ways as they are in Myanmar. On the Malay Peninsula a decoction of the root is given for irregular menstruation, and a decoction of the leaves with unripe bananas and benzoin is applied externally to wounds such as those of circumcision. Additionally, in Indonesia the external application of the prepared peicarp is as in a clyster and a sitz bath, and is also used to treat atonic ulcers and swollen tonsils ( Perry 1980).

Reference.

Perry (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Garcinia