Wood Apple

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SCIENTIFIC NAME :

 Limonia Acidissima

MEDICINAL VALUE :

 Ensures regular smooth bowel habits. Reduces breast cancer. Increases the progesterone hormone levels. It helps in the treatment of Urticaria.

NUTRIENT VALUE :

 Rich in beta-carotene, significant quantities of the B vitamins thiamine and riboflavin and small amounts of Vitamin C. Wood apple is rich in oxalic, malic, citric acid and a concentrated tannic acid.

CULINERY AND OTHER VALUES :

 The fruit is eaten plain, blended into an assortment of drinks and sweets or well-preserved as jam. The scooped-out pulp from its fruits is eaten uncooked with or without sugar.

GLOSSARY :

  • English : Wood Apple
  • Tamil : Vilampazham
  • Malayalam : Vilampazham
  • Telugu : Velega Pandu / Volaga
  • Kannada : Kaadu Bilwapatre / Nayi Bela / Baelada Hannu / Bele
  • Hindi : Kaith / Katha
  • Bengali : Kathbel
  • Gujarati : Kothu / Kotha
  • Konkani : Belpatre
  • Marathi : Kavath
  • Oriya : Kaitha / Kaintha
  • Punjabi : Katha

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