Bafli | बाफळी Wild Carrot Heracleum grande

Other Names

  • Local Name: Bafli / बाफळी
  • Common Name: Wild Carrot
  • Botanical Name: Heracleum grande

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Herb
  • Occurrence: N/A
  • Season of Availability: Warmer parts of the year
  • Geography: Europe, Asia, North East Africa, South West America, Iran and India
  • Method of Propagation: Seed propagation
  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Leaves, Roots & Seeds
  • Can be Eaten Raw: No

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: No
  • Ripe: No
  • Both Raw & Ripe: No
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: Raw plant
  • As Food: Leaves cooked into sabji; fruits used to make chutney.
  • As Medicine: Seed powder and root decoction is used to cure stomach pain.
    Decoction of leaves used for stomach-ache.
  • Cooking Method: Leaves cooked into sabji; fruits used to make chutney.
  • 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: Diuretic; helps treat gastric and intestinal disorders.
  • Medicinal Benefit: Helps cure stomach pain and digestive issues.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Seed powder and root decoction is used to cure stomach pain.
    Decoction of leaves used for stomach-ache.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Leaves sauteed in oil to make sabji.

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Bafli | बाफळी Wild Carrot Heracleum grande

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