Charoli / चारोली / Buchanania lanzan Spreng

Other Names

  • Local Name: Charoli / चारोली
  • Common Name:
  • Botanical Name: Buchanania lanzan Spreng

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Tree
  • Occurrence: Forest area, Hilly area
  • Season of Availability: December-May
  • Geography: South and Southeast Asia
  • Method of Propagation: Natural regeneraion. Seed and vegetative propogation
  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds and stem cuttings

Edible Parts

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

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: Yes
  • Ripe: Yes
  • Both Raw & Ripe: Yes
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: N/A
  • As Food: Seeds eaten roasted or raw; seeds cooked as spices.
  • As Medicine: Fruit helps nourish tissues.
  • Cooking Method: Seeds eaten roasted or raw; seeds cooked as spices.
  • 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: Rich in lipids and thiamine.
  • Medicinal Benefit: Helps nourish body tissues.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Fruit helps nourish tissues.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Roasted seeds ground into powder then used in various Indian curries.

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Charoli / चारोली / Buchanania lanzan Spreng

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