Diospyros malabarica (Desr.) Kostel. (= D. embryopteris Pers.; D. glutinosa J.Koenig ex Roxb.)

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 63-64

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scientific name

Diospyros malabarica (Desr.) Kostel. (= D. embryopteris Pers.; D. glutinosa J.Koenig ex Roxb.)
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Diospyros malabarica (Desr.) Kostel. (= D. embryopteris Pers.; D. glutinosa J.Koenig ex Roxb.) 

Names.

Myanmar: bok-pyin, yengan-bok. English: Indian persimmon, mountain ebony.

Range.

India to Indonesia. In Myanmar, found in Ayeyarwady, Mon, and Taninthayi.

Uses.

Bark: Used to treat diarrhea and chronic dysentery, and greatly diluted extract used as injections for vaginal discharge. Fruit: Unripe astringent fruit used for same purposes as bark. Juice of the fruit is used to treat sores and wounds.

Notes.

The medicinal uses of this species in India are discussed in Jain and DeFilipps (1991) as follows: The bark is an astringent, used for intermittent fever and dysentery; the fruit astringent, infusion of fruits is gargled for sore throat and aphthae, the juice is applied to ulcers and wounds; oil from the seed is used as a remedy for dysentery and diarrhea. Perry (1980) discusses the medicinal uses of the species in China and Indo-China as similar to those in Myanmar.

Reference.

Perry (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Diospyros