Scientific name: Averrhoa bilimbi
Medicinal use: It is a tree that produces fruits of the genus Averrhoa, family Oxalidaceae. In the Philippines, where it is commonly found in home gardens, the fruits are eaten raw or flavored with rock salt. It can be prepared as a curry or added as an acidic agent in the Filipino dish called sinigang. Additionally, the fruit can be preserved as a pickle, which reduces its acidity. Sometimes its flowers are preserved in sugar.
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