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Kahandal / कहंडल / Chinese Parasol Tree / Firmiana simplex (L.) W.Wight

Other Names

  • Local Name: Kahandal / कहंडल
  • Common Name: Chinese Parasol Tree
  • Botanical Name: Firmiana simplex (L.) W.Wight

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Tree
  • Occurrence: Along roadsides and other disturbed areas
  • Season of Availability: Warmer parts of the year
  • Geography: Asia
  • Method of Propagation: Seed propagation
  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Seeds & Gum
  • 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 eaten roasted; otherwise used medicinally.
  • As Medicine: Used in medicines to treat sores and swelling.
  • Cooking Method: Seeds are roasted; other parts of the plant are used for medicine.
  • Preservation / Curing Technique: N/A
  • Does Require Another Plants to be cooked together: No
  • Souring Agents Required: N/A

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: N/A
  • Medicinal Benefit: Helps treat sores and swelling.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Used in medicines to treat sores and swelling.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Seeds crushed into juice and applied to mouth ulcers.

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Kahandal / कहंडल / Chinese Parasol Tree / Firmiana simplex (L.) W.Wight

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