Scientific name: Terminalia catappa
Origin: SE Asia
Medicinal use: It develops to a wingspan of 35 m, with a crown of symmetrical horizontal branches directed upwards. The fruit is edible, with a slightly acid taste. Due to its richness in active principles, the leaves (and even the bark) are used in various traditional medicines. The wood is red, solid and very resistant to water; It is used in Polynesia to make canoes. Using the leaves to loosen the pericarp can be a strategy to avoid its bitter taste.
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