bilimbi

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bilimbi

A fruit tree of the genus Averrhoa, which has a natural range from India to Indonesia. It is used by native herbalists for an array of ailments: topically for itching, insect bites, swelling, rheumatism and rashes; internally for mumps, thrush, common cold, cough, inflammation, as a post-partum tonic and for sexually transmitted infections.

There are no peer-reviewed data to support bilimbi’s efficacy for any of the above conditions.
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The plants that were cultivated for commercial purposes as well as used as medicinal plants included Mangifera indica, Annona squamosa, Cocos nucifera, Terminalia chebula, Lagenaria vulgaris, Momordica charantia, Dillenia indica, Cajanus cajan, Tamarindus indica, Cinnamomum tamala, Punica granatum, Moringa oleifera, Psidium guajava, Syzygium cumini, Syzygium samarangense, Averrhoa bilimbi, Averrhoa carambola, Piper betle, Zizyphus mauritiana, Aegle marmelos, Citrus aurantifolia, and Curcuma longa.