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AVERRHOA BILIMBI

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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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Indian Medicinal Plants

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