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MALPIGHIA GLABRA

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Family ► Malpighiaceae.

Habitat ► Native to tropical America; cultivated in gardens as hedge.

English ► Barbados Cherry, Acerola.

Action ► Fruits—used in dysentery, diarrhoea and liver disorders. Fruits are rich in ascorbic acid (1,000-4,000 mg/100 g of edible pulp). The bark contains about 26% tannin. Fruits of Brazilian plant gave alpha-carotene, beta-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthine.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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