Found in northern Luzon to Mindanao. Cuultivated as an ornamental flowering tree.
Tannin; saccharose, 53-66%; invert sugar; citric acid; coloring matter; pectin; anthraquinone.
No alkaloid principle.
Parts used and preparation
Leaves, roots and pods.
- Ringworn and other fungal skin infections: Grind leaves into a paste and rub on affected parts.
- Laxative: Eat pulp of ripe fruit (4-10 segments). Powdered leaves are also laxative.
- Roots are given as a tonic and febrifuge; also, a strong purgative.
- Flowers are demulcent and laxative.