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Gogo Fruit Plant (Salacia macrophylla)

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Plant Type

Botanical Name: Salacia macrophylla

Common Name: Gogo

General Information:  Shrub, often with a scrambling habit, sometimes a true climber. Native to E. Asia - western India, Andaman Isles, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, to New Britain.

Subglobose drupe resembling a small citrus, 5-6 cm in diameter, occasionally up to 8 cm. Soft and exquisite flavor, described as rare and exotic with caramel and aromatic vanilla juice hints.

Traditional Uses:

Used traditionally to treat glandular inflammations, rheumatism, arthritis, sprains, joint and muscle pains, stomach pains, etc.

Used traditionally by Dai people for treating Diabetes mellitus.

Laboratory rat studies showed hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic activity, supporting its anti-diabetic properties.

Other Medicinal Uses:

Used to treat jaundice and edema due to malnutrition.

Bark decoction for hair and scalp problems, wounds, ulcers, and skin itch.

Gogo seed extract is used as an emetic or to treat vomiting.

Cultivation Information:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 2 to 3 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate