Manilkara zapota (L.) P. Royen (= Achras zapota L.)

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 156

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

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scientific name

Manilkara zapota (L.) P. Royen (= Achras zapota L.)
status

 

Manilkara zapota (L.) P. Royen (= Achras zapota L.) 

Names.

Myanmar: thagya. English: chewing gum tree, chicle tree, sapodilla.

Range.

Central America. Cultivated in Myanmar.

Uses.

Bark and Seed: Used as a diuretic, tonic, and antipyretic.

Notes.

Medicinal uses of this species in India are discussed in Jain and DeFilipps (1991). Indigenous medicinal uses of this species in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (India) are described by Dagar and Singh (1999).

Juice of the leaves and young fruits of M. zapota  contain a saponin which, when ingested, causes diarrhea and mild skin irritation ( Lan et al. 1998).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Manilkara