Banato

Benefits of Banato

This tree is also known as “Kamala” or “Kamela” or “Mokey-face tree” in English with a scientific name Mallotus philippinensis. It is commonly found in thickets and secondary forests at low altitudes. It commonly occurs in India to southern China and Taiwan, southward to New South Wales.

It is in use as medicinal tree for over generations. According to Ayurveda, its leaves are bitter, coolingand appetizer. Also, its fruit is anthelminthic, vulnerary, detergent, maturant and carminative. Banato is also considered as antibacterial, anticancer, antifertility, antispasmodic, astringent, contraceptive, laxative, vermifuge and purgative.

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