A small swelling formed on the gum over an abscess at the root of a tooth.
- An abscess may form (‘gumboil’), sometimes with facial swelling, fever, and illness.
- The bark, rubbed up in rice-water mixed with cumin-seed, is a cure for gumboils and toothache.
- The roasted fruit is emollient and used as a poultice in the treatment of gumboils, dental abscesses etc.
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