English :Star gooseberry
Group :Angiosperm (Dicityledon)
Species :acidus (Linn.) Skeels
Habit :Small tree
Parts Used :Root, Fruit and leaves.
Mode of Preparation :Fruit crushed for extract. Root and seed crushed with water for decoction use. Leaves and root crushed for paste use. Fruits edible.
Mode of use :Decoction & Fresh
Ingredients :Root bark contains 18% tannin. Fruits are good source of vitamin C.
Ailment Treated:Root and seed decoction is cathartic. Leaves and roots paste are used as antidote to viper venom. Raw fruits are good for dyspepsia and jaundice.
Source:Occasionally cultivated in home gardens.