Ubos Spondias mombin

Also known as hog plum, ubos is a stately and erect tree with many medicinal properties. It has a corky bark, a buttressed trunk, with large leaves that are hairy underneath. The flowers are small and fragrant, and the fruits are similar to a plum. The ubos fruits grow in clusters, and they are a golden-yellow color when ripe. The skin of the fruit is tough, and the pulp is very juicy and acidic.

Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, South America
Abortifacient, antibacterial, antitumor, antiseptic, antispasmodic, nervine, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, sedative, diuretic, hypotensive, astringent, vermifuge, stomachic, tonic, analgesic, laxative, febrifuge. Treats candida and other vaginal infections, poor lactation, colic, diarrhea, sore throat, cough, herpes, gonorrhea, skin conditions, insect bites, headache. Induces labor, controls bleeding after childbirth, and is used as a contraceptive.
For diarrhea, gonorrhea, and sore throat,
boil a handful of ubos buds and bark in 3 cups water for 10 minutes. Drink a cup before meals. Continue for 10 days when treating gonorrhea. For skin conditions, insect bites, and weakness during the second or third trimester of pregnancy, boil 2 large handfuls of leaves and
a 1-inch by 6-inch strip of bark in 2 gallons water for 10 minutes. Use as a bath. You may also rub bruised leaves directly on the affected area.
For fever and headaches, macerate the leaves in a bit of alcohol, and apply directly on the head overnight for up to three nights. For all conditions, boil 3 cups water. Add 9 dried and crushed leaves, and a 3-inch piece of stem. Continue boiling, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Strain before drinking. Drink 3 cups per day.