Black Plum

Botanical name - Callicarpa macrophylla
Family - Verbinaceae

A deciduous shrub growing to 2.5m. The inner bark is pounded and used as a poultice on cuts and wounds. The parts of this plant are used to cure many diseases such as rheumatic pains and stomach disorders. The bark is used to heal cut and wounds. Oil obtained from the roots is aromatic and stomachic. The root is chewed to relieve rashes on the tongue.