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Limonia acidissima
Scientific name: Limonia acidissima
Previous name used in the website:
Family name: RUTACEAE
English name: Wood apple
Local name: Divul
Tamil name:
Sanskrit name:
Conservation status:
Description: Small tree, to 7 m tall, the spines to 4 cm long. Leaves 10 cm long, leaflets opposite, usually 2 or 3 pairs. Inflorescences axillary. Flowers small, numerous, white, green or reddish-ourplish. Fruits woody, globose, pale, with sticky pulp; seeds numerous.
Status: Native
Edible parts: Fruit
Ayurvedic usage:

Treatment for-

  • Chronic diarrhoea
  • Dysentery
  • Hiccups
  • Ailments of the gums and throat
  • Bites of venomous insects
  • Biliousness
  • Snake - bite


  • Fruits
  • Bark
  • Leaves


  • Aromatic stimulant
  • Stomachic

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