Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica) is indigenous to southeastern China and possibly southern Japan although it is now cultivated throughout the world. Loquat is a subtropical tree that belongs to the Rosaceae family. The fruit, kernel, and leaves can all be used for medicinal purposes. Loquat fruit contains malic acid, tartaric acid, citric acid, tannate, carotene, vitamins A, B and C. The leaves and kernel contain amygdalin. Loquat has been used as an antitussive, antiemetic, and expectorant.
Loquat is beneficial for lung health. Loquat helps to break up phlegm and alleviates cough. It has been used for broncitis and to relieve thirst.
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