Mayna odorata (Mayna) Seeds
Mayna odorata (Mayna) Seeds
Mayna odorata (Mayna) Seeds
Mayna odorata (Mayna) Seeds
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Mayna odorata (Mayna) Seeds

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Mayna odorata takes the form of a bush, is ornamental and has edible fruit.  From the tropics.  


Description from Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. 2022-03-24. <>


General Information

Mayna odorata is a small tree growing about 12 metres tall.
The oil from the seed is harvested from the wild and used locally for treating leprosy and parasitic skin diseases.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


S. America - Brazil, Bolivia and Peru, north to the Guyanas and to Honduras in Central America.


Lowland and montane rainforest up to elevations of 1,500 metres[




Medicinal Rating **
Habit Tree
Height 12.00 m
Self-fertile No
Cultivation Status Wild

Cultivation Details

A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if seed is required[

Edible Uses

None known


The oil from the seed is parasiticide.  It is used in the treatment of dermatosis and leprosy[

A decoction of the bark and leaves is used as a treatment for diarrhoea[

A decoction of the bark is used to treat venereal chancres, and pustules which form on legs

The grated bark is pressed onto the navel of new-born infants in order to accelerate cicatrization of the umbilicus[

A decoction of the root is used as a contraceptive[

Other Uses

None known


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