Pomarrosa | Rose Apple
Common Name: rose apple
Binomial Nomenclature: Syzygium malaccense
Culinary Use: The fruits, juicy and sweet, can be eaten raw, cooked, or processed into desserts. The flowers can be candied.
Medicinal Use: Plant parts are used medicinally against fever, diarrhea, dysentery, catarrh, diabetes, sore eyes, rheumatism, smallpox, asthma, bronchitis, and hoarseness.
Fun Fact: Essential oil from the plant is used to make perfume. The bark contains tannin and brown dye. The wood is medium heavy to heavy, strong, and susceptible to termite attacks. It is used for fence posts, plant stakes, furniture, construction, etc. It also makes great fuel and charcoal.