Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicityledon)
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Genus : Phyllanthus
Species : acidus (Linn.) Skeels
Common Name
English Name : Star gooseberry
Hindi Name : -
Manipuri Name : Kihoree
Other Details
Habit : Small tree
Parts Use : Root, Fruit and leaves.
Preparation : Fruit crushed for extract. Root and seed crushed with water for decoction use. Leaves and root crushed for paste use. Fruits edible.
Mode of use : Decoction & Fresh
Ingredients : Root bark contains 18% tannin. Fruits are good source of vitamin C.
Ailment Treated : Root and seed decoction is cathartic. Leaves and roots paste are used as antidote to viper venom. Raw fruits are good for dyspepsia and jaundice.
Source : Occasionally cultivated in home gardens.