Sunday, August 3, 2008


Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Kelas: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Sapindales
Familia: Sapindaceae
Genus: Dimocarpus
Spesies: Dimocarpus longan
Other name:Lengkeng, ong ya guo, cat eye

Kelengkeng tree could reach high 40 m. and the diameter of his stick through to around 1 m.. Round, yellowish chocolate, almost barren; slippery, depended on his kind. Meat (arilus) thin was white and rather clear. The seed wrapper was brown blackness. Occasionally smelly rather hard.
This Fruits especially being eaten in the fresh situation. Kelengkeng, especially that was plump thick and big, was tinned in his juice in Thailand, Taiwan and Tiongkok, both was increased sugar and not. Kelengkeng also Dryed, to be made the manufacturer's material of the drink of freshener.
Part of the crop Kelengkeng that function not only fruit. The root and the leaves Kelengkeng can be herbal medicine that felt bitter, in fact the hard seed then kept the usefulness of medicine. The root Kelengkeng function as the urine laxative and launched the circulation of blood. The leaves function as fever medicine. As for his seed was useful to eliminate the feeling of being sick and stopping the bleeding. The seed Kelengkeng this also was made use of as the manufacturer's material of shampoo, because of containing the compound saponin that could produce the foam in a large number.

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