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Kali Dhaman / काळी धामण / Kali Dhaman / Grewia tillifolia Vahl.

Other Names

  • Local Name: Kali Dhaman / काळी धामण
  • Common Name: Kali Dhaman
  • Botanical Name: Grewia tillifolia Vahl.

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Tree
  • Occurrence: Open woodlands, shrublands, grasslands
  • Season of Availability: Warmer parts of the year
  • Geography: South and Southeast Asia
  • Method of Propagation: Seed propagation
  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Fruits, Bark & Roots
  • Can be Eaten Raw: Yes

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: Yes
  • Ripe: Yes
  • Both Raw & Ripe: Yes
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: N/A
  • As Food: Fruits are eaten raw; otherwise used medicinally
  • As Medicine: Bark/fruit juice applied to itching and wounds; bark decoction taken to help with ulcerative colitis; powdered wood used as an antidote to opium poisoning.
  • Cooking Method: Fruits eaten raw and ripe.
  • Preservation / Curing Technique: N/A
  • Does Require Another Plants to be cooked together: No
  • Souring Agents Required: N/A

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Rich in vitamin C and phenols.
  • Medicinal Benefit: Helps relieve itching and wounds; help relieve ulcerative colitis; used as an antidote to opium poisoning.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Bark/fruit juice applied to itching and wounds; bark decoction taken to help with ulcerative colitis; powdered wood used as an antidote to opium poisoning.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: N/A

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Kali Dhaman / काळी धामण / Kali Dhaman / Grewia tillifolia Vahl.

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