Mabolo (VELVET APPLE) as Herbal Medicine



(scientific name: Diospyros blancoi) – is known for its value as an ornament, rather than for its fruit. Its wood is commonly known in the Philippines as kamagong, and it is the fruit that goes by the name of mabolo.

• Considered astringent, antidiarrheal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial.

Parts utilized
Roots and leaves.

Bark and leaves used for itchy skin ailments.
– Decoction of bark for coughs.
– Bark used for fevers, dysentery and diarrhea.
– In Southeast Asia, juice of unripe fruit used for wounds.
– Oil from seeds used for diarrhea and dysentery.
– Infusion of fruit used as gargle in aphthous stomatitis.
– In Bangladesh, juice of bark and leave used for snakebites.
– Bark and leaves used as eyewash.
– In the Guianas, used for colds, diarrhea, heart problems, hypertension, spider bites, stomach aches, diabetes, eczema.

Cultivated and wild-crafted.

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