Bondara / बोनडारा / Queen Crepe Myrtle / Lagerstromea parviflora

Other Names

  • Local Name: Bondara / बोनडारा
  • Common Name: Queen Crepe Myrtle
  • Botanical Name: Lagerstromea parviflora

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Tree
  • Occurrence: Deciduous forests
  • Season of Availability: May-July
  • Geography: Asia
  • Method of Propagation: Seeds, cuttings, or air layering
  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds, cuttings, or branch and bark

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: Sap is edible; leaves cooked as a vegetable.
  • As Medicine: N/A
  • Cooking Method: Sap is edible; leaves cooked as a vegetable.
  • 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: Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activity.
  • Medicinal Benefit: Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activity.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Wood is tough and used for building furniture.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: N/A

Image Gallery

Bondara / बोनडारा / Queen Crepe Myrtle / Lagerstromea parviflora

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