This tree originated in India, can be grown on land of mild to severe and resistant to lack or excess of water. Small tree, height to 10 m, sometimes more. Single leaf, short-stemmed. Young fruit can be cooked with vegetables for tasty dishes because it gives a sour taste.
Chemical properties and pharmacological effects: Leaves ceremai typical aromatic odor, no taste. Chemical constituents: The leaves, bark, and wood from Phyllanthus acidus [L.] Skeels contain saponins, flavonoids, tannins, and polyphenols. The roots contain saponins, galus acid, tannic substances, and toxic substances (toxic). While fruit contains vitamin C.
Constipation and weight loss
Root of the poisonous liquid. Should not use the roots of Phyllanthus acidus [L.] Skeels for treatment.