Monday, August 2, 2010


Local Name: Pagsahingin
Scientific Name: Canarium asperum var. asperum
Family: Burseraceae

Habitat: Found in primary and secondary forests at low and medium altitudes of dry thickets to wet areas. Can also be found in open areas and savannas.
Uses: Use oleoresin to treat arthritis, rheumatism, boils, abscess, furuncles, burns, sores; the bark is used for fever and chills; as anti-lice; wood for light construction such as crates, furniture, joinery, toys, novelty items, musical instruments, pulp; resin known as Manila elemi is used to make paints, varnishes, perfumes, illuminant, for caulking boats and other uses.


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