Bibba | बिब्बा Phobi Nut Tree Semecarpus anacardium L.f

Other Names

  • Local Name: Bibba / बिब्बा
  • Common Name: Phobi Nut Tree
  • Botanical Name: Semecarpus anacardium L.f

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Tree
  • Occurrence: On hill slopes
  • Season of Availability: June-July
  • Geography: South Asia
  • Method of Propagation: Seed propagation
  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Fruits & 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: Seeds may be roasted; unripe fruits are pickled; rinds of ripe fruits are eaten; pulp of fruit is eaten.
  • As Medicine: Seed oil helps treat skin eruptions; seed juice helps treat chapped feet; can be used to treat piles.
  • Cooking Method: Seeds may be roasted; unripe fruits are pickled; rinds of ripe fruits are eaten; pulp of fruit is eaten.
  • 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: Source of tannins.
  • Medicinal Benefit: Helps treat skin eruptions and chapped feet.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Seed oil helps treat skin eruptions; seed juice helps treat chapped feet.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Process fruit with buttermilk then drink to cure piles.

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Bibba | बिब्बा Phobi Nut Tree Semecarpus anacardium L.f

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