Purple Mangosteen (English), Mangosuchin (Japanese.), Mang ko seu t'in (Korean.), Mangostán (Spanish), Mangostane (German)
In tropical regions in Bangladesh
Southeast Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra, Mainland Southeast Asia, and the Philippines
Botanical Description 7
Tropical evergreen, very slow-growing tree grows up to 25 metres tall, but is usually much smaller. Its outer bark smooth, dark brown, inner bark yellowish, branches nearly horizontal. Leaves are 15 t
Common Ethnobotanical Use 8
The bark and fruit skin are used to treat diarrhea and dysentery. Decoction of roots used for dysmenorrhea and genitourinary ailments. Bark and young seeds used in diarrhea, dysentery, and GI problems; also, a wash for stomatitis. Decoction of leaves and bark used as febrifuge and to treat thrush. Decoctions of powdered rind used for external astringent application.The bark and fruit rind are used for diarrhea and dysentery. In Malaya, infusion of leaves mixed with unripe banana and benzoin used for the circumcision wound. Used for cystitis and gonorrhea.The rind is astringent and has been used internally to treat dysentery, diarrhoea, cystitis and gonorrhoea. It is applied externally to treat eczema and other skin disorders.
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