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Premna odorata, Premna pubescens, Fragrant Premna, Alagaw
 Premna odorata, Premna pubescens
Family: Verbenaceae
Fragrant Premna, Alagaw
Origin: Philippines
small tree 10-20 ftfull sunsemi-shademoderate waterregular waterwhite/off-white flowersfragrantethnomedicaledible

Small hairy tree, 3 to 8 meters high. Flowers are greeninsh-white or nearly white, 4-5 mm long and borne on terminal inflorescences (cymes) 68-20 cm in diameter. Fruit is fleshy, dark purple, rounded, about 5 mm diameter. Leaves yield yellowish-green essential oil with a characteristic scent. Its tender leaves are employed in Kapampangan cuisine in a variety of ways. The most important use of Fragrant Premna is as an aromatic herb. Antiseptic properties make it useful for cleansing and incorporation with bath-care products.


 
Premna odorata, Premna pubescens, Fragrant Premna, Alagaw


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