Linn.Family ► Oxalidaceae; Averrhoaceae.Habitat ► Native to Malaysia; cultivated throughout the country.English ► Bilimbi, Tree Sorrel.Ayurvedic ► Karmaranga (var.).Unani ► Belambu (a variety of Kamrakh).Siddha/Tamil ► Pilimbi, Pulichakkai.Action ► A syrup made from the fruits is used in febrile excitement, haemorrhages and internal haemorrhoids; also in diarrhoea, bilious colic and hepatitis. The fruit is used for scurvy. An infusion of flowers is given for cough.
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