Health Benefits of Governor’s plum – Flacourtia indica

Governor’s plum also called Flacourtia indica, originated in Africa and Asia along with temperate and tropical climates.

It is a shrub which bears a fruit and has green leaves and spread branches.

The fully matured tree grows up to 15 meters in height.

The fruit has a fleshy inner part which is white or yellow. Usually, the fruit is green, and it turns purple when it ripened. It has sweet taste with light acidic tang.


Governor’s plum has an adequate amount of nutrients which helps to prevent anaemia, arthritis, coughs, colds, snake bites, diarrhoea, enhance immunity and cures bone ailments.

The fruit has a flesh which contains roughly 6-10 seeds.

Flacourtia indica is a species of the flowering plant in the family Flacourtiaceae or Salicaceae.

Common names include Batoko plum, Madagascar plum, Indian plum, Mauritius plum, Ramontchi, Kangu, Governor’s Plum, Flacourtia, Batoka Plum, and Rhodesia plum.

Governor’s plum is eaten raw or cooked in the culinary uses. It is, also used for medicinal purposes.

The tree has rough, pale, powdery, grey to brown bark. The branches are spiny and drooping. Leaves are toothed or scalloped.