Common Name: Madan
Madan is an evergreen tree growing around 7 metres tall.
The edible fruits and leaves are harvested from the wild for local use. The plant is sometimes grown for its fruit and leaves in gardens and yards in central and southern Thailand[
E. Asia - Thailand.
Near rivers, streams and swamps in dry evergreen forest[
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
A plant of the humid tropics[
Likes a wet soil[
Fruit - raw or cooked[
]. A very sour taste, it is more commonly used as a vegetable or in sauces[
]. The fruit is rich in vitamin A and calcium[
]. It is sometimes made into a preserve in syrup, pickled or dried[
]. The ovate to oblong fruit is shiny green, 5 - 7 cm long, and 2 - 3cm wide[
Young leaves are served as a vegetable accompaniment to many Thai dishes and can be eaten either raw or cooked[
The leaves, root and fruit are used by local people as an expectorant, treatment of coughs, improvement of menstrual blood quality, treatment of diabetes and as a laxative[
The fruit is demulcent[
Seed - easily germinated[
]. We have no specific information on this species, but the seed of most members of the genus can be slow to germinate, even if sown fresh, often taking 6 months or more[
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