Macopa

Topics: Syzygium, Syzygium samarangense, Diabetes mellitus Pages: 3 (346 words) Published: May 13, 2013
Submitted By:
Jamaica M. Ronquillo
BSED II-A

Submitted To:
Mrs. Glenda Abad
Macopa

I. Information about Macopa

1. Other names

* Champoo - Thailand
* Lembu- Taiwan
* Bell fruit-English
* Wax apple-English
* Makopa-Tagalog
* Satinash-Australia

2. Scientific Classification

* Scientific name:Syzygium samarangense
* Domain:Eukarya
* Kingdom:Plantae
* Division:Magnoliophyta
* Subdivision:Magnoliopsida
* Family:Myrtaceae
* Order:Myrtales
* Genus:Syzygium
* Species:S. samaranganse

3. Phenology

* Flowers from March to April, probably in other months.

4. Distribution

* Widely cultivated in the Philippines, Malay Peninsula and Archipelago.

5. Habitat

* Cultivated

6. Economic importance

* Fruits are used for ornamental purposes.
* The unopened flower buds are an important spice.
* Fruit is edible that are eaten fresh or used in jams and jellies.

7. Medicinal value

* Eating macopa include the intake of nutrients such as protein, iron, sugar, calcium, phosphorous, sulfuric acid, and citric acid. * It is rich in Vitamin C and it contains antioxidant compounds, phenolics and flavonoids. * There is evidence from the literature showing that macopa has astringent, anti-microbial, and diuretic properties. * It can also be an effective treatment for scurvy.

* The fruit’s carminative effects help relieve stomach pain. * fruit extract from macopa ameliorates insulin resistance therefore this fruit is potentially effective in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. * The bark, leaves, and roots are useful in treating other illnesses. Scrapings of the inner bark or a decoction of the hard bark can cure sore throat, thrush, and diarrhea. * The powdered leaves are effective in treating cracked tongues.

II. Documentation

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