Benefits of Chico
With its scientific name achras zapota, this plant is also known as Chico sapote, Chicle, Chiku tree, Naseberry, Sapodilla, and Sapodilla plum, in English. It is known to be introduced by the tropical Americans in the early colonial period and are now cultivated in most parts of the Philippines, and other tropical countries.
It has aperient, diuretic, tonic, antipyretic, and febrifuge effects. It is believed to help cure conditions such as diarrhea, fever, biliousness, hair fall, kidney stones, rheumatism, dysentery, wounds and ulcers. In Indonesia, powdered chico flowers are rubbed on a woman’s body after childbirth.