Polyalthia sasakii Yamam.
Uvaria amuyon Blanco
Goniothalamus amuyon is a shrub or a small tree that can grow 2 - 15 metres tall. The bole can be around 20cm in diameter[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of fibre.
E. Asia - southern Taiwan, Philippines
Forests at low to medium elevations[
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The fruit is used as a stomachic and antidote for poison[
A decoction of the seed is used in the treatment of tympanites[
]. The seed is used in the treatment of rabies[
The seeds cooked with oil are rubbed on the skin to soothe sores and inflammations, and the preparation also makes an effective liniment for rheumatic complaints[
]. Extracts of the seeds have been used in the treatment of oedema and rheumatism[
The bark yields an attractive apricot-buff coloured bast fibre, which is made into rope[
]. The rope is somewhat weak, it has a tensile strength of 345 kilos per square centimeter, reducing by 15% when wet[
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