Shekinnah Kate Cusilit
- Common in thickets and secondary forests at low and medium altitudes throughout the Philippines. - Also reported in Taiwan, the Caroline Islands, and Yap.
Considered vulnerary, antidiarrheal, antihypertensive.
Roots, branches, leaves.
- Decoction of roots, branches and leaves used for wound healing. - In Thailand, root used for diarrhea and hallucination.
- In southern Western Ghats, leaf juice of the plant is mixed with coconut milk, given three times daily for treatment of dysentery with blood discharge. - Leea guineense popularly used for treating hypertension.
- In West Africa and Guinea-Bissau, plant used for epilepsy.
- Widely scattered in forests at low and medium altitudes in La Union, Laguna, Cavite, Batangas, Quezon, Rizal, and Camarines Provinces in Luzon; in Negros; and in Mindanao. - Sometimes, planted.
- In India, commercially cultivated for its tung oil.
- Planted in tropical and subtropical areas.
- In Taiwan, planted as a garden or shade tree.
- More suitable for varnish making than tung oil; although with very poor keeping qualities. - Seed is purgative.
- Fresh kernels have a nutty flavor but causes a burning sensation in the mouth, throat, esophagus and stomach. Even a small part of the nut can cause violent vomiting within half an hour, or a terrible diarrhea, a few hours after eating and lasting 12 to 24 hours. Parts used
Seed, bark sap.
- Seed is a strong purgative.
- Bark sap is used as a cure for scurf (dandruff).
- Insecticide: Oil for the seeds is an effective insecticide. - Soap: Seed from oil is a natural soap with weak cleaning function.
- Cultivated for its edible fruit and as an ornamental tree. - Recently introduced from tropical America.
- Seed is tonic, diuretic and febrifuge.
- Pectoral, tonic, stimulant.
Seeds, leaves, bark, fruit.
• In Mexico, decoction of the bark given for dysentery.
• In Costa Rica, infusion of bark is tonic and refreshing. • Tonic: Infusion of the bark is tonic and refreshing.
• Latex is used for abscesses.
• Dried latex used as antihelminthic.
• In some countries, the fruit is used for diabetes.
• Bitter seed sometimes used as tonic, for diarrhea and fevers. • Fruit eaten for inflammation in laryngitis and pneumonia. • Used for diabetes.
• Decoction used for angina.
• In the Ivory Coast, decoction of leaves used for hypertension. Leaf decoction also used for diabetes. • In Venezuela, unripe fruit used for intestinal problems. • In Puerto Rico, fruit used in treatment of diabetes.
• Decoction of bark used as tonic and stimulant; used for diarrhea, dysentery, hemorrhages and treatment of gonorrhea. • Cubans in Miami reported to use the leaf decoction for cancer treatment. • In Brazil, bark latex used resolutive on abscesses; and as a potent vermifuge when dried and powdered.
- Found throughout the Philippines, nearly always planted.
- Found in all warm countries.
- Native of the Old World.
• Aperitif, aromatic, stomachic, tonic, astringent, mildly carminative, cholagogue, antibacterial, antiemetic, antifungal, antispasmodic, antitussive, diaphoretic, digestive, emmenagogue, stimulant, vermifuge. • Dried rind is considered aromatic, stomachic, tonic, astringent, and mildly carminative. • Citrus flavonoids have potential antioxidant, anti-aging, anti-cancer, antiviral, anti-inflammatory activity, and cholesterol lowering potential.
Flowers, fruit and rind.
Nutrition / Culinary
- A good source of vitamin C.
- Rich in flavonoids.
- Dried flowers is a pleasant flavoring agent.
- Condiment, fruit, oil.
- Peel used for...