Bhui Awala / भूई आवळा / Phyllanthus sp. L.

Other Names

  • Local Name: Bhui Awala / भूई आवळा
  • Common Name:
  • Botanical Name: Phyllanthus sp. L.

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Herb
  • Occurrence: Farm bunds, Forest area, Hilly area
  • Season of Availability: June-July
  • Geography: Worldwide
  • Method of Propagation: Seed or cutting.
  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds or plant cuttings.

Edible Parts

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

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: No
  • Ripe: No
  • Both Raw & Ripe: No
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: Raw plant
  • As Food: Tender leaves are cooked with other vegetables and pulses
  • As Medicine: Whole plant paste applied with rock salt to areas affected by pain and swelling; leaf paste applied to areas affected by skin infection.
  • Cooking Method: Can be juiced; 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: Contains sodium and calcium.
  • Medicinal Benefit: Helps relieve pain and swelling on the skin.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Whole plant paste applied with rock salt to areas affected by pain and swelling; leaf paste applied to areas affected by skin infection.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Mix fruit powder with water and drink twice daily for general health.

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Bhui Awala / भूई आवळा / Phyllanthus sp. L.

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