Scientific Name: Antidesma bunius (L.) Spreng

Family Name: Phyllanthaceae


The ripe fruit of Bigay tree can be eaten raw and is sweet, but has a perceivable bitter aftertaste. The ripe bignay fruit is often consumed fresh, but it can also be used to make jams, jellies, wine, tea, and other beverages. In some regions, the fruit is fermented to produce alcoholic beverages.

Various parts of the bignay tree, including the leaves and bark, are believed to have medicinal properties. They are used to treat ailments like diarrhea, dysentery, and fever. Bignay fruits are rich in antioxidants, which can help combat oxidative stress in the body. Antioxidants are beneficial for overall health and may contribute to reducing the risk of chronic diseases.