Common Name: asam gelugur, asam gelugo, or asam keping
Scientific Name: Garcinia atroviridis
Family Name: Combretaceae
Dried ripe fruits are used in curries and also stewed in sugar and consumed. This acid fruit gives acidity to the cooked dishes. The fruits are used in curries and used as a sour relish. The dried fruit slices are used to give acidity to cooked dishes. The dried rind is used in the herbal health teas.
In Thai medicine, it is used as an acidic fruit to reduce weight as well as excess fat. The leaf decoction is traditionally used to treat earache. The plant possesses anti-inflammatory properties and also used to treat acne. Traditionally, the decoction made from Asam gelugur is used to enhance the blood circulation, lower cholesterol and treats high blood pressure.