Mayna odorata (Mayna) Seeds
Mayna odorata takes the form of a bush, is ornamental and has edible fruit. From the tropics.
Description from Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2022-03-24. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Mayna+odorata>
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.
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[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if seed is required[
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[
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[