Medicinal Plants

Spondias purpurea
For thrush the leaves of plum are crushed, the juice extracted mixed with honey, and rubbed around the child’s mouth and tongue. For cough caused by cold the pwin leaf is boiled, a pinch of salt added and drunk. Leaves crushed with water are gargled for sore throat, and, for measles, a tea is made with zeb malonmen (Chamaesyce hirta), rice, corn seeds, and a leaf of pwin. Also used for bellyache.