Scientific name of Bilimbi: Averrhoa bilimbi Linn

Name of Bilimbi in different languages:-

English- Tree sorrel, cucumber tree

Malayalam: Chilumbi, Elumbippuly (ഇലുമ്പൻ പുളി)

Plant description:

The bilimbi tree is deciduous, the tree reaches a height of 5 to 10 m., leaves are 3 to 6 cm long, are alternately arranged, and cluster at the branch end. Flowers are small and in clusters, the color is dark brown, fruits are green and watery, it is sour, and seeds are small and brown.

Useful plant parts:

Leaf, Fruit

Medicinal uses:

Fruit is used to treat inflammatory conditions, fruit of the bilimbi was used to control obesity.

Chemical content:


How to prepare medicine:

Decoction of the leaves is capable of reducing Cholesterol Levels. Boil one or two leaflets in one glass of water and drink daily in the morning, repeat this for three days.

Fruits can be consumed as curry or pickle is also helps to reduce thecholesterol level.

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