Velvet-Apple Plant


Scientific Name: "Diospyros blancoi". Velvet Tree or Mabolo is native to Philippines. Itis also known as Peach Bloom in India.Decoction of howl and leaves are used for skin problems. You can either drink or transfer the tea on your bath water.Decoction of howl is used as a remedy for cough.It is eaten fresh, as a dessert and for making drinks. Use for making wooden combs and utensils. Velvet apples grow in tropical climates. Height of velvet apple trees varies between 10 and 30 meters. The fruits are eaten fresh after removing the skin, or can be used to make juice. The wood of the tree is very hard (iron wood) and is used for making furniture and utensils.