Monday, July 7, 2014

Kaymito - Halamang Gamot / Herbal Medicine

 Scientific name: Chrysophyllum cainito L.
English: Star apple
Tagalog: Kaymito

Spreading crown, grows to a height of 15 meters with numerous slender branches. Young tips are copper-collored and covered with hairs. Leaves are leathery, pointed at the tip, blunt or rounded at the base and covered with silky, golden-brown soft hairs.

Medicinal properties
Tonic, refreshing, antihelminthic

Cultivated for its edible fruit.

Parts used and preparation
Seeds, leaves, bark, fruit.

Medicinal uses:
  • Dysentery: Decoction of the bark.
  • Tonic: Infusion of the bark is tonic and refreshing.
  • Abscesses: Latex.
  • Antihelminthic: Dried latex.