Muntingia

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Related to Aratiles: Muntingia calabura, Aratilis
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Noun1.Muntingia - one species: Jamaican cherry; sometimes placed in family Flacourtiaceae
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
Elaeocarpaceae, elaeocarpus family, family Elaeocarpaceae - genus of trees and shrubs widely distributed in warm regions some yielding useful timber; in some classifications included in the family Santalaceae
calabur tree, calabura, Jamaican cherry, Muntingia calabura, silk wood, silkwood - a fast-growing tropical American evergreen having white flowers and white fleshy edible fruit; bark yields a silky fiber used in cordage and wood is valuable for staves
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For the individual research, Maria Isabel Layson of Iloilo National High School presented the antidiabetic properties of aratiles and how it can help produce dietary supplements.
Iloilo teen reportedly discovers aratiles' potential to cure diabetes !-- -- Jan Milo Severo (Philstar.com) - June 5, 2019 - 2:40pm MANILA, Philippines A 16-year-old Iloilo high school student has reportedly discovered that aratiles has a potential to cure type 2 diabetes.
As children of the '80s, the neighborhood kids and I played house on a mango tree, encountering higad and hantik, picking aratiles from other trees, and sliding down rooftops with only a flimsy gutter to break our momentum.