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Hovenia dulcis information about medicinal uses and other uses of the plant

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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Hovenia dulcis?
If you know websites containing any information about Hovenia dulcis please link to them.
asked Nov 28, 2015 in Ethnobotany by Things That Matter (64,080 points)

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Here is some basic information about Hovenia dulcis and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Hovenia dulcis.


Hovenia dulcis basic info
Scientific Name: Hovenia dulcis Thunb..
Family: Rhamnaceae.
Genus: Hovenia.
Common names in English: Japanese raisintree.
For common names of Hovenia dulcis in different languages - See link
Description: Hovenia dulcis is a hardy tree found from Asia, over Eastern China and Korea to the Himalayas. Known also as the Japanese raisin tree or oriental raisin tree. The fleshy rachis of the infructescence is sweet, fragrant and is edible raw or cooked. Dried, they look and taste like raisins. An extract of the seeds, bough and young leaves can be used as a substitute for honey and is used for making wine and candy. - for more info about Hovenia dulcis See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Hovenia dulcis
*The information in this list is based on the ethnobotanical data in Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases.
Dr. Duke does not recommend using this information for self diagnosis or self medication. - See link


Hovenia dulcis in other websites
Hovenia dulcis common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for academic researches with the search term Hovenia dulcis - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Hovenia dulcis - See link.


answered Nov 28, 2015 by herbal medicine info (164,060 points)