Bhokhar / भोकर / Fragrant Manjack / Cordia dichotoma G.

Other Names

  • Local Name: Bhokhar / भोकर
  • Common Name: Fragrant Manjack
  • Botanical Name: Cordia dichotoma G.

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Tree
  • Occurrence: Open woods on slopes, mountain streamsides
  • Season of Availability: Warmer parts of the year
  • Geography: South Asia, Australia
  • Method of Propagation: Seeds, cuttings, grafting, air layering
  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds, plant cuttings, branch + moss, or rootstock plant + bhokar scion

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Fruits
  • Can be Eaten Raw: Yes

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: No
  • Ripe: No
  • Both Raw & Ripe: No
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: N/A
  • As Food: Raw fruits are pickled. Ripe fruits are eaten raw
  • As Medicine: Powdered seeds help with skin eruptions; bark decoction helps with treating diarrhea; leaf juice used to treat migraine.
  • Cooking Method: Used medicinally; ripe fruits eaten raw; unripe fruits pickled.
  • Preservation / Curing Technique: Unripe fruits may be pickled.
  • Does Require Another Plants to be cooked together: N/A
  • Souring Agents Required: N/A

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: High protein and fat content.
  • Medicinal Benefit: Helps with skin eruptions, migraines, and diarrhea.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Powdered seeds help with skin eruptions; bark decoction helps with treating diarrhea; leaf juice used to treat migraine.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Lahsyade:
    Boil the deseeded fruits in imli water to prevent discoloration. Cook onion and garlic paste in 1 and 1/2 cups of mustard oil until golden. Add spices like dhania, turmeric, and chilli powder, along with boiled fruits. Season with salt, imli paste, and a bit of sugar. Cook until the mixture releases oil.

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Bhokhar / भोकर / Fragrant Manjack / Cordia dichotoma G.

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