The fruit juice has a high concentration of oxalic acid which is useful for cleaning and bleaching. It is generally regarded as too acidic for eating raw and so is used extensively in soups, sauces, curries, etc. The fruits are available throughout the year. The tree bears hundreds of fruits per year.
Medicinal: The leaves of the fruit are used as a treatment for venereal disease. The leaf decoction is taken as a medicine to relieve from rectal inflammation. The fruit seems to be effective against coughs and thrush. It fights against cholesterol and is used as a tonic and laxative. Souree is also known to control internal bleeding in the stomach.
The leaves serve as a paste on itches, swelling, mumps or skin eruptions.
Syrup made from Souree is a cure for fever and inflammation.