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Gharbandi / घरभांडी / Bandicoot Berry / Leea asiatica

Other Names

  • Local Name: Gharbandi / घरभांडी
  • Common Name: Bandicoot Berry
  • Botanical Name: Leea asiatica

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Shrub
  • Occurrence: Forest margins, valleys, along streams
  • Season of Availability: June-November
  • Geography: South Asia
  • Method of Propagation: Seed propagation
  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds

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: Used medicinally mainly
  • As Medicine: Powdered leaves taken with honey to treat cancer; dried root powder mixed with ghee and drank in the morning to prevent skin aging; crushed leaves and roots mixed with oil and applied externally to relieve pain.
  • Cooking Method: Used medicinally
  • Preservation / Curing Technique: N/A
  • Does Require Another Plants to be cooked together: No
  • Souring Agents Required: N/A

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Contains vitamin C and E
  • Medicinal Benefit: Helps treat cancer, prevents aging, relieve pain.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Powdered leaves taken with honey to treat cancer; dried root powder mixed with ghee and drank in the morning to prevent skin aging; crushed leaves and roots mixed with oil and applied externally to relieve pain.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Leaf extract mixed with water and used to wash hair.

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Gharbandi / घरभांडी / Bandicoot Berry / Leea asiatica

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