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A. Muricata

USES.—The ripe fruit possesses antiscorbutic properties; the unripe fruit is used in treating dysentery.

It is said that the ripe fruit is used in diseases of the liver.

BOTANICAL DESCRIPTION.—Tree with leaves oval, alternate and glabrous. Flower solitary, terminal, whitish. The fruit is much larger than that of the other species, is covered with scales that end in a soft point or thorn and has a very pronounced acid taste.

HABITAT.—All three species are common in all parts of the Archipelago.

Reference book: The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines

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