Flame of the Woods

Description

Common Name: Flame of the Woods
Scientific Name: Ixora coccinea
Family Name: Rubiaceae

Edible Usages:
The fruit is mainly eaten when ripe and the flowers are usually used as a condiment.

Medicinal Usages:
The leaves are used externally to treat sores, ulcers. But when used with the bark, it can be used as a remedy for diarrhea. The roots are used in the treatment of hiccups, fever, gonorrhea, loss of appetite, nausea, diarrhea and dysentery. The flowers are used in the treatment of dysentery, leucorrhoea and dysmenorrhoea. A decoction is prescribed to treat haemoptysis and catarrhal bronchitis. An infusion of the flowers and bark is used in the treatment of blood-shot eyes.

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