Folk Durio

Action ► Fruit—reduces lethality of alcohol. Leaves and roots—used in a prescriptions for fever. Leaves— used in medicinal bath during fever. Fruit-walls—used externally for

228 Dysoxylum binectariferum Hook. f.

skin diseases. Ashes of the skin— given after childbirth.

The edible pulp of the fruit contains about 12% total sugars and an equal amount of starch; crude protein 2.8, fat 3.9, total carbohydrates 34.1, mineral matter 1.2%; carotene 20, vitamin C 25 mg/100 g.

The seeds are edible like chestnuts after roasting.

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