Ayo

Benefits of Ayo

With its scientific name tetrastigma strumarum, this plant has an unresolved scientific name tetrastigma harmandii and a local scientific name tetrastigma sorsogonense. It usually grows in thickets of Cagayan, Apayao, Abra, Lepanto, La Union, Nueva Viscaya, Bataan, Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna, Quezon, Mindoro and Panay at low and medium altitudes. It also occurs in Indo-China.

The pulp of Ayo fruit is edible and has a sour taste. It is suitable as preservatives. Its leaves are likewise sour and are cooked with other foods to add flavor. Ayo as a medicinal plant has a diuretic effect. Lotion can also be made from the plant to treat scabies.

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