Benefits of Anonang
With its scientific name cordia dichotoma, this plant is also known as fragrant manjack, glue berry, indian cherry, or sebestan plum in English. It grows in most islands and provinces in the Philippines, usually in thickets and secondary forests at low and medium altitudes. It also grows in India, Southern China, Taiwan, Malaya, tropical Australia, and Polynesia.
It has demulcent, expectorant, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective, diuretic, aphrodisiac and anthelmintic effect. Anonang is used as a treatment for headaches, stomachaches, mouth ulcers, relief for colic pains, ulcers, gonorrhea, dyspepsia, fever, diarrhea, and leprosy.