Asand / आसंद / Spinous Kino Tree / Bridelia retusa

Other Names

  • Local Name: Asand / आसंद
  • Common Name: Spinous Kino Tree
  • Botanical Name: Bridelia retusa

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Tree
  • Occurrence: Moist deciduous forests, mixed forest, riverbanks, rocky places
  • Season of Availability: June-September
  • Geography: South and Southeast Asia
  • Method of Propagation: Seeds or wood cuttings
  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds or softwood pieces

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Fruits & Bark
  • Can be Eaten Raw: No

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: No
  • Ripe: No
  • Both Raw & Ripe: No
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: Raw plant
  • As Food: Ripe fruits can be eaten.
  • As Medicine: N/A
  • Cooking Method: Fruits eaten ripe; otherwise used medicinally.
  • Preservation / Curing Technique: N/A
  • Does Require Another Plants to be cooked together: N/A
  • Souring Agents Required: N/A

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Astringent
  • Medicinal Benefit: Helps with urinary infections and rheumatism; astringent.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Bark helps remove urinary infections; bark helps treat rheumatism.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Bark helps remove urinary infections; bark helps treat rheumatism.

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Asand / आसंद / Spinous Kino Tree / Bridelia retusa

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