Bandgul / बांडगुळ / Honey Suckle Mistletoe / Dendrophthoe falcata (L.f.)

Other Names

  • Local Name: Bandgul / बांडगुळ
  • Common Name: Honey Suckle Mistletoe
  • Botanical Name: Dendrophthoe falcata (L.f.)

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Shrub
  • Occurrence: Found in foothill scrub jungles and deciduous forests
  • Season of Availability: Year-round
  • Geography: Tropical Africa, Asia, Australia
  • Method of Propagation: Seed propagation
  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds

Edible Parts

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

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: No
  • Ripe: No
  • Both Raw & Ripe: No
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: Raw plant
  • As Food: Eaten as a healthy food.
  • As Medicine: Helps heal wounds and reduce tumors; leaf paste heals wounds; fresh juice with buttermilk treats diarrhea.
  • Cooking Method: Used medicinally mainly.
  • 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: Anti-microbial and anti-oxidant properties.
  • Medicinal Benefit: Helps reduce tumours, heal wounds, and reduce diarrhea.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Helps heal wounds and reduce tumors; leaf paste heals wounds; fresh juice with buttermilk treats diarrhea.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Fresh juice of the plant is taken and mixed with buttermilk. This is drunk to relieve diarrhea.

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Bandgul / बांडगुळ / Honey Suckle Mistletoe / Dendrophthoe falcata (L.f.)

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