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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Cerbera manghas?
If you know websites containing any information about Cerbera manghas please link to them.
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Here is some basic information about Cerbera manghas and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Cerbera manghas.


Cerbera manghas basic info
Scientific Name: Cerbera manghas L..
Family: Apocynaceae.
Genus: Cerbera.
Common names in English: dogbane, dogbone, grey milkwood, Madagascar ordeal-bean, pink-eyed cerbera, rubbertree, sea-mango.
Description: Cerbera manghas (sea mango) is a small evergreen coastal tree, naturally distributed from the Seychelle Islands in the Indian Ocean eastward to French Polynesia. It occupies coastal habitats and is often associated with mangrove forests. The leaves and the fruits contain the potent cardiac glycoside cerberin, which is extremely poisonous if ingested. In Sri Lanka, this wood is used for making masks particularly because it is a light wood. In Madagascar, the seeds were used in sentence rituals to poison kings and queens. - for more info about Cerbera manghas See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Cerbera manghas
*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


Cerbera manghas in other websites
Cerbera manghas 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 Cerbera manghas - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Cerbera manghas - See link.


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