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

 

Eriobotrya japonica basic info
Scientific Name: Eriobotrya japonica (Thunb.) Lindl..
Family: Rosaceae.
Genus: Eriobotrya.
Common names in English: loquat.
For common names of Eriobotrya japonica in different languages - See link
Description: Eriobotrya japonica (loquat) is a species of flowering plant, native to south-central China.The loquat is originally from China, where related species can be found growing in the wild. It was introduced into Japan and became naturalised there in very early times; it has been cultivated there for over 1,000 years. It has also become naturalised in Afghanistan, Australia, Bermuda, Chile, Kenya, India, Iraq, South Africa, the whole Mediterranean Basin, Pakistan, New Zealand, Réunion, Tonga, Central America, Mexico, South America and in warmer parts of the United States. Chinese immigrants are presumed to have carried the loquat to Hawaii. The loquat has a high sugar, acid, and pectin content. It is eaten as a fresh fruit and mixes well with other fruits in fresh fruit salads or fruit cups. - for more info about Eriobotrya japonica See link

 

Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Eriobotrya japonica
*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

 

Eriobotrya japonica in other websites
Eriobotrya japonica 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 Eriobotrya japonica - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Eriobotrya japonica - See link.

 

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