Bignai / Bignay
(Antidesma bunius)
Scientific Name: Antidesma bunius (Linn.) Spreng
Common Name(s): Bignai / Bignay, Currant tree, Queensland cherry
Parts used: Fruits, Roots, and Leaves
Used in the treatment of:
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Dyspepsia (indigestion)
  • Heart disease
  • Hyperglycemia (high blood glucose / high blood sugar)
  • Hyperlipidemia (high concentration of fats or lipids in the blood)
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Joint pains
  • Lack of appetite
  • Rheumatism
Photograph licensed from Noel Singson
Photograph licensed from Noel Singson
Other uses:
  • Analgesic (relieves pain)
  • Angiogenesis (development of new blood vessels)
  • Antibacterial
  • Antineoplastic / Antitumor (inhibit or halt the development of a neoplasm / tumor)
  • Antinociceptive (reduces sensitivity to pain)
  • Antioxidant
  • Antispasmodic (relieves involuntary muscle spasms)
  • Hepatoprotective / antihepatotoxicity (prevents damage to the liver)