Plumeria acutifolia is a deciduous plant species belonging to the genus Plumeria. Originally native to Mexico, Central America, Colombia and Venezuela, it has been widely cultivated in subtropical and tropical climates worldwide and is a popular garden and park plant, as well as being used in temples.
In Cambodia, as with other Plumeria species, Plumeria acutifolia flowers is used to necklaces as offerings to deities or as decoration for coffins. The leaves of this species are used in the care of sores and made into soothing infusions. Also the flowers and bark of it are used in traditional Chinese medicine(TCM) in the treatment of fever, bacillary dysentery, pertussis and so on
- Bark is used as a stimulant, in decoction used as a purgative, febrifuge, and emmenagogue; also used in dropsical and venereal affections and said to be a powerful anti-herpatic.
- Latex rubefacient and purgative; useful in treatments for itch, rheumatism, and gum troubles.
- Root cathartic.
- Wood used for making drums and other musical instruments supposed to be free from termites.
Plumeria acutifolia is mostly known for its incredible scent, it also has wonderful benefits for hair and skin. It can revitalize damaged hair and skin, while imparting high levels of moisture. Plumeria acutifolia absorbs easily and helps keep skin soft and smooth. It is also reported to offer some protection against UV-B rays (of course a broad spectrum sunblock is always recommended on a daily basis).
None are known.
None are recorded.