TITLE

HERB PROFILE: GARCINIA

AUTHOR(S)
Keville, Kaithi
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
American Herb Association Quarterly Newsletter;Winter2005, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on various herbs. Mangosteen, known as Mangkhut in its native Thailand, is a slow growing tree that bears a tangerine-size, purple fruit with the texture of a pomegranate. The white, tasty pulp caused it to be considered the "Queen of Fruits." The national fruit of Thailand, it is also grown commercially and eaten in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Africa, and South and Central America. Another species, Garcinia cambogia. produces a sour, acidic fruit that is a popular condiment, food preservative, and carminative in SE Asian and Indian cooking and is known to make food seem more filling. Commonly known as Malabar tamarind, the dried fruit rind is used to treat rheumatism and bowel complaints.
ACCESSION #
16211567

 

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