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Cordia nodosa Fruit Plant

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Plant type

Botanical Name: Cordia nodosa

General Information:

South America: Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, the Guyanas

Shrub or small tree with an open or umbrella-shaped crown Typically grows up to 8 meters tall, but usually less than 4 meters.

Starts with fruit when 2 meters tall, Edible fruit is collected from the wild and is widely used for medicinal purposes by natives.

Fruits are 1 to 2 cm long with a good amount of sweet pulp, Fruits are consumed raw.

Medicinal Uses:

Inner bark decoction for treating colds and breathlessness, Bark or stem decoction for treating coughs.

Leaves decoction for fevers, headache, hypertension, and whooping cough. Leaf pastes for treating rheumatism, sprains, muscular pain, and contusions, and to kill botfly larvae.

Leaves are chewed as a replacement for coca leaves. Fruits are given to babies to suck during dribbling. Fruit and water from cooked root bark are used to treat spider bites.

Cultivation Details:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 1 to 2 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate