Dongar Jeera / डोंगर जीरा / Vernonia anthelmintica (L.) Willd

Other Names

  • Local Name: Dongar Jeera / डोंगर जीरा
  • Common Name:
  • Botanical Name: Vernonia anthelmintica (L.) Willd

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Herb
  • Occurrence: Forest areas, Hilly areas
  • Season of Availability: September-October
  • Geography: Maharashtra, Garwal Himalayas
  • Method of Propagation: Seed propagation
  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Seads & 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: Plant parts are used medicinally; leaf juice may be extracted; plant may be applied externally, used as a spice.
  • As Medicine: Plant parts applied externally; useful in treating vitiligo.
  • Cooking Method: Plant parts are used medicinally; leaf juice may be extracted; plant may be applied externally.
  • Preservation / Curing Technique: N/A
  • Does Require Another Plants to be cooked together: No
  • Souring Agents Required: N/A

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: High zinc and chlorine content.
  • Medicinal Benefit: Used to treat vitiligo.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Used as a spice; used in treating vitiligo.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Leaf crushed in oil and applied to skin issues.

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Dongar Jeera / डोंगर जीरा / Vernonia anthelmintica (L.) Willd

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