Health Benefits of Limeberry – Triphasia trifolia

Limeberry Scientific Name Triphasia trifolia is a species of Triphasia in the family Rutaceae, native to tropical southeastern Asia in Malaysia, the Philippines.

Limeberry is a shrub which grows up to 9ft 10 inches in height.

It was, introduced to various tropical and subtropical regions.

It is, cultivated for its fruit. It got naturalised in many Pacific Islands, and widely introduced in Subtropical to Tropical countries. It is also, naturalised on Islands in the Pacific.


Triphasia trifolia is an edible fruit it has a sweet taste the ripened fruit has a mild taste and used to make jellies, jams, preserves and pickled.

It possesses a high amount of nutrients that help to maintain excellent health. The leaves are used to treat colic, diarrhoea and skin ailments.

The fruit is useful for cough and sore throat. It assists in weight loss, digestion, skin health, provides relief from constipation, scurvy, eye health, respiratory ailments, peptic ulcer, gout and urinary disorders.

The edible fruits are full of flavour, and the fruit is used to make a sweet tea.

Traditional use of Limeberry In the Philippines, the leaves are used to make aromatic bath salts.

In Indonesia, the leaves are used to treat health complaints such as colic, diarrhoea and skin diseases.

Limeberry is, also used in cosmetics. The plant is believed to possess antibacterial and antifungal properties which help to treat diarrhoea, colic and skin ailments.

Fruits are useful for sore throats and coughs. The crushed leaves are applied to treat dandruff.

It is, said the fruit is cooked with sugar and water in Guyana as an aid for coughs which helps to loosen phlegm.