|Cowa Mangosteen Quick Facts|
|Scientific Name:||Garcinia cowa|
|Origin||East India (Assam, Bengal, Mizoram, Bihar and Orissa), Nepal, Myanmar, Kampuchea, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and northern Peninsular Malaysia|
|Colors||Dull orange or yellow|
|Shapes||Subglobose, 2.5-6 cm|
|Flesh colors||Pale orange|
- Bark is used as antipyretic and antimicrobial agent.
- Fruits and leaves are used to improve blood circulation, relieve cough, indigestion and fever.
- The sun dried fruit slices are used to treat dysentery in Eastern India.
- Fruit and leaves have been used for indigestion and improvement of blood circulation.
- Fruits are made into preserves and jams.
- The sun dried sliced pieces are used to add flavor in various Malay cuisines.
- In Myanmar, Malaysia and Thailand, young leaves and tender leafy shoots are used as vegetables.
- In Thailand, young leaves are consumed cooked. It is also cooked with fish.
- In Vietnam, fruits are used to impart acidic flavor to fish and crab dishes.