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Veliyath Gardens

Ingudi Fruit Plant (Sarcostigma kleinii)

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Plant Type

Common Name: Sarcostigma kleinii

Botanical Name: Sarcostigma kleinii

General Information:

A much-branched vigorous climbing shrub, Stems can grow up to 26 meters long and up to 8 cm thick. Native to E. Asia, including southwest India, Andaman Islands, Myanmar, Vietnam, Malaya, and Indonesia. Usually evergreen, sometimes leafless when flowering, Harvested from the wild for local use as food, medicine, and a source of oil. Oil is a popular treatment for rheumatism in India. Fruits can be eaten raw with a thin sweetish pulp surrounding the single-seed. Widely used in Ayurveda. 

Health Benefits:

Sarcostigma kleinii is a versatile plant with applications in food, medicine, and oil extraction.

The thin sweetish pulp surrounding the seed in the fruit is mentioned, indicating a potential source of nourishment.

Ayurvedic uses to highlight the plant's significance in traditional medicine practices.

Cultivation Information:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 2 to 3 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate