Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit, also called the gubinge, billygoat plum, Kakadu plum, green plum, salty plum, murunga or mador, is a flowering plant in the family Combretaceae, native to Australia, widespread throughout the tropical woodlands from northwestern Australia to eastern Arnhem Land.


  • Used as a traditional medicine for the treatment of numerous ailments.


  • The inner bark of the tree was used to treat a variety of skin disorders and infections including wounds, sores and boils.
  • A recent study has reported on the antibacterial activity of T. ferdinandiana.


  • Terminalia arjuna is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth for 3 months or less. But don’t use it without medical supervision. It might affect your heart..

    Not enough is known about the safety of Terminalia bellerica and Terminalia chebula. It’s best to avoid use until more is known.

    Special Precautions & Warnings:

    Pregnancy: There is some evidence that Terminalia arjuna is POSSIBLY UNSAFE during pregnancy. The safety of the other two species during pregnancy is unknown. It’s best to avoid using any terminalia species.

    Breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of Terminalia if you are breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

    Diabetes: Terminalia might lower blood sugar levels. Your diabetes medications might need to be adjusted by your healthcare provider.

    Surgery: Terminalia might decrease blood sugar levels and interfere with blood sugar control during surgery. Stop taking Terminalia at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.



Other names

gubinge, billygoat plum, Kakadu plum, green plum, salty plum, murunga or mador


Source: Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terminalia_ferdinandiana#Uses

WebMD, http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-811-terminalia.aspx?activeingredientid=811

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