OOO Farms Wild Food Kharshinga

Kharshinga / खरशेंग / Padre / Radermachera xylocarpa Roxb. ex K.Schum.

Other Names

  • Local Name: Kharshinga / खरशेंग
  • Common Name: Padre
  • Botanical Name: Radermachera xylocarpa Roxb. ex K.Schum.

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Tree
  • Occurrence: Dry deciduous forests
  • Season of Availability: Warm and rainy seasons
  • Geography: India
  • Method of Propagation: Self-regenerative
  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Fruits
  • Can be Eaten Raw: No

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: No
  • Ripe: No
  • Both Raw & Ripe: No
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: Raw plant
  • As Food: Kharshinga Pods are cut into circular halves, boiled or cured, and made into a vegetable
  • As Medicine: Skin of the kharshingi pod and kurdu leaves are made into a decoction and consumed for abdominal pains. Dried fruit helps in common cold and skin diseases.
  • Cooking Without Prior Boiling: Yes
  • Boiling Before Cooking: Yes
  • Pickling: Yes
  • Brining: Yes
  • Fermenting: Yes
  • Drying for later Consumption: Yes
  • Overall Method: N/A

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: N/A
  • Medicinal Benefit: Antidote to Snake Poison, Asthama, Bronchitis, Fever, Abdominal Pain

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Dried fruit helps in the common cold and obstinate skin diseases.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: N/A

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Kharshinga / खरशेंग / Padre / Radermachera xylocarpa Roxb. ex K.Schum.

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