Medicinal Values of Diospyros blancoi
A decoction of the young leaves is used as a treatment for hypertension, heart ailments and diabetes. The leaves are heated and squeezed with the leaves of Plectranthus amboinicus to make a preparation that is used to treat chest colds.
The bark is astringent, A decoction is used as a treatment for coughs, fevers, dysentery and diarrhoea. The bark and the leaves are used as a wash to treat skin ailments such as itchy skin. They are also used as an eyewash. The juice of the bark and leaves is used to treat snakebites.
The juice of unripe fruit is astringent. It is used as a wash for wounds. An infusion of the fruit is used as a gargle in treating aphthous stomatitis. An oil expressed from the seeds is used as a treatment for diarrhoea and dysentery.