Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Species :citrina Roxb.
Habit :Medium sized tree
Parts Used :Fruit & Bark
Mode of Preparation :Fruit crushed with water for decoction. Fruits dried and ground into powder.
Mode of use :Fresh, Fummigation and Decoction
Ingredients :Fruit contains tannin (30-40%), gallic acid and resin. Bark yields a dark blue dye.
Ailment Treated:Bark is diuretic and cardiotonic. Decoction of fruit is astringent, laxative, chronic ulcer, carminative, tooth-ache and bleeding gums. Coarsely powder fruit is smoked in asthma.
Source:Generally grown wild in low altitude hills. Occasionally cultivated in private lands.