Scientific name: Eugenia uniflora
Origin: S America
Medicinal use: The different parts of the pitanga tree have digestive, diuretic, and antidiarrheal properties. Due to their digestive properties they can be used to relieve gas, heartburn, gastritis, reflux and dyspepsia. The fruit appears and ripens quickly, up to three weeks after flowering. It is an oblate berry, with a persistent calyx. The skin is thin and slightly acidic, protecting a red, very juicy, sweet pulp.
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