(Rutaceae) Aegle marmelos (L.) Corrêa

Local name(s): ໝາກ ຕູມ (mak toum)

Medicinal use(s): cough

Part(s) used: fruit, stem

Field Characters: Tree, flowers small and light yellow, fruit round, orange, edible. Common.

Locality: Champasak Province, Pakse District, Ban Don Kho Long Village.

Habitat: Tree growing wild on temple grounds, full sun.

Altitude: 100-115 m asl

Collector(s): B. Elkington, O. Souliya, S. Nheunphonsavath

Collection number(s): BGE 93, BGE 118

Collection Date(s): August 10, 2007; April 21, 2009

Additional information:

Voucher specimen is in deposit at the Field Museum (F) Herbarium, Chicago, USA under accession no. 2284994, 2301570.

Synonyms, images, taxonomic description:

Plants of the World onlineFlora of China Vol. 11 Page 97

Useful references:

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Manandhar B, Paudel KR, Sharma B, Karki R. Phytochemical profile and pharmacological activity of Aegle marmelos Linn. J Integr Med. 2018 May;16(3):153-163. doi: 10.1016/j.joim.2018.04.007. Epub 2018 Apr 21. Review. PubMed PMID: 29709412.
Mujeeb F, Khan AF, Bajpai P, Pathak N. Phytochemical Study of Aegle marmelos: Chromatographic Elucidation of Polyphenolics and Assessment of Antioxidant and Cytotoxic Potential. Pharmacogn Mag. 2018 Jan;13(Suppl 4):S791-S800. doi: 10.4103/pm.pm_111_17. Epub 2018 Jan 31. PubMed PMID: 29491635; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5822502.
Raheja S, Girdhar A, Kamboj A, Lather V, Pandita D. Aegle marmelos leaf extract ameliorates the cognitive impairment and oxidative stress induced by intracerebroventricular streptozotocin in male rats. Life Sci. 2019 Mar 15;221:196-203. doi: 10.1016/j.lfs.2019.02.032. Epub 2019 Feb 14. PubMed PMID: 30771313.