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Terminalia sp., Terminalia

Terminalia sp.

Family: Combretaceae
Origin: Tropical regions
Big tree taller than 20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
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Resembling a big tree usually exceeding 20 feet in height, Terminalia grows well in tropical regions, preferably in full or semi-shaded areas, while requiring regular and moderate amounts of water. This species produces off-white or white flowers, followed by an edible fruit filled with many healthy benefits.

Terminalia is one of the most common ethnomedical plants used in traditional medicine. The leaves, bark, and fruit of this species are used in various traditional medicines to treat a wide variety of ailments, such as stomach issues, respiratory problems and the promotion of general health.

What truly makes Terminalia stand out is the abundance of nutritious and health benefits associated with its edible fruit. This fruit is packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, such as vitamins C and A, iron, zinc, magnesium, and selenium. It is known to increase the body's energy levels and is a great source of dietary fiber. The fruit of Terminalia are also rich in polyphenols, which help reduce blood sugar levels and improve digestion.

Being a plant that is native to tropical climates, Terminalia is ideally suited for growing in a pot with the right environmental conditions for such an environment. In colder climate areas, the plants should be kept in a warm and bright place with adequate water to thrive. The plant is hardy in USDA Zone 9-11 and can produce a plethora of fruits if taken proper care of. Fruits should be harvested when they are still firm and reddish-brown in color.

Terminalia sp. is an incredibly versatile and beneficial plant and is an essential addition to the backyard garden. With its wide range of therapeutic applications, its edible fruits that are rich in essential nutrients, and its easy-to-care-for requirements, it is sure to add life, vitality, and a natural element of health to any landscape.

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