impgc-International Medicinal Plants Growers' Consortium

Indian Medicinal
Plants Growers'

Sponsor of the Month
you can advertise here
home herb database company directory trade leads trade shows services catalogs resources contact
Members Area


User Name Password
 Forgot Password?
New Member?

Raw Herbs  Health Remedies

Cardiovascular diseases
CNS disorders
Endocrine disorders
Genetic errors of metabolism
Genitourinary disorders
GI diseases
Immune system disorders
Infectious diseases
Musculo skeletal disorders
Neoplastic disorders
Nutrition deficiencies
Ocular disorders
Otolaryngological disorders
Peripheral nerve disorders
Pulmonary disorders
Renal disorders

Raw Herbs   Raw Herbs

Bark   Peel
Berry   Plants
Bulb   Pod
Corns   Powders
Cuts   Rhizome
Flowers   Rind
Fruits   Roots
Gum   Seeds
Kernal   Stem
Leaves   Tubers
Nut   Wood

Forum   Forum

advertise with us blog
Home » Plant infomation

Diospyros malabarica  (Desr.) Kostel.


Botanical Name


Diospyros malabarica (Desr.) Kostel.

English Name


Indian persimon, Gaub persimmon, Wild Mangosteen



Diospyros embryopteris Pers., Diospyros glutinosa Koening, Diospyros siamensis Ridl. [non Hoch.]





General Info


An evergreen timber tree that grows to a height of 37m with a girth of 2m. The bole is straight and the wood is hard and dense. The bark is black, smooth. The leaves are simple and exstipulate. The flowers are bell-shaped; Male flowers are formed in 3–5 flowered cymes axillary; Female flowers are solitary, 4-merous, with four styles, and an 8-celled ovary. The fruits are globose, up to 3.5cm in diameter, green, tinted red in colour and seated on a persistent calyx.

Herb Effects

Antidote and demulcent(fruits); astringent (seeds); hypoglycemic, antiviral and antiprotozoal (bark); antifertility agent and emmenagogue (plant)


Pandanus Database of Plants


Active Ingredients

Beta-sitosterol,betulin, betulinic acid, oleanolic acid, lupeol and gallic acid (leaf and bark)

Chemistry of Active Ingredients
Product Categories






Product Categories
Betulinic Acid 4481-62-3 Not Available C30H46O3 Click Here To Enlarge
Betulin Not Available Not Available C30H50O2 Click Here To Enlarge
Beta-sitosterol 5779-62-4 17-(5-ethyl-6-methyl
C29H50O Click Here To Enlarge
Oleanolic acid 508-02-1 10-hydroxy-2,2,6a,6b
,10,11,12, 13,14b-t
4a-carboxylic acid
C30H48O3 Click Here To Enlarge
Lupeol Not Available Not Available C30H50O Click Here To Enlarge
Gallic acid 149-91-7 3,4,5-trihydroxybenz
oic acid
C7H6O5 Click Here To Enlarge


Medicinal Use

To treat diarrhea, dysentery and fever, and as an antidote for snake poisoning (fruits); in blood diseases, gonorrhea and leprosy (ripe fruits); as a vaginal injection in gonorrhea (extract of the fruit); used to heal sores and wounds (juice of fruits); as a good application to boils and tumors (bark); useful in bilious fever (juice of bark); in diarrhea (seeds)


Christophe Wiart. Medicinal Plants of Asia and the Pacific, P:75-76, CRC Press, June 2006.

Mondal,S.K., Chakraborty,G., Gupta,M.,and Mazumder,U.K. 2005. Hepatoprotective Activity of Diospyros malabarica Bark in. Carbon tetrachloride Intoxicated Rats. European Bulletin of Drug Research, 13(1).



More Info

Search for Pictures

Search for Scholarly Articles

Search using Scientific Name and Vernacular Names

Advanced Search
English English Français Français Español Español
Deutsch Deutsch Italiano Italiano Portugues Chinese

Trade Leads  Active Leads

white sapphire
Ayurvedic Medicine
MTD Products India
Lutein powder
Neem Cake Organic
Natural Water
Soluble Neem oil
Botanical Pest
Repellent and
100% Pure Natural
Cold Pressed Neem
Neem oil, Neem
seed meal, CoCo
peat, Coir pots,
Coir Discs, Coir
Fiber, Hydro
seeding mulch
herbal seeds and


Plant Media

about us | services | privacy policy | disclaimer | terms of use | contact us | advertise | sitemap

Copyright © 2003-10 All rights reserved

return to top Return to top

Raw Herbs: Bark | Berry | Bulb | Corns | Cuts | Flowers | Fruits | Gum | Kernal | Leaves | Nut | Peel | Plants | Pod | Powders | Rhizome | Rind | Roots | Seeds | Stem | Tubers | Wood | Others Fields: Buyers | Collectors | Dealers | Exporters | Growers | Importers | Local Traders | Other Traders | NGO | Producers | Providers | Retailers | Suppliers | Wholesalers | Manufacturer | Other Traders : Herb Database | Directory | Trade Leads: Pure Herbs | Ayurvedic Products | Herbal Extracts | Dried Herbs | Spice Herbs | Essential Oil | Herbal Powder | Natural Herbs | Herbal Nutrients | Spice Oil | Herbal Products | Other | Trade Shows | Catalogs | See also |