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Khirni / खिरणी / Manilkara hexandra (Roxb.) Dubard

Other Names

  • Local Name: Khirni / खिरणी
  • Common Name: Rayan
  • Botanical Name: Manilkara hexandra (Roxb.) Dubard

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Tree
  • Occurrence: Plains from the coast, in scrub jungles
  • Season of Availability: September-November
  • Geography: India to China and Peninsula Malaysia
  • Method of Propagation: Seed propagation
  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds

Edible Parts

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

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: Yes
  • Ripe: Yes
  • Both Raw & Ripe: Yes
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: Raw plant
  • As Food: Ripe fruits are eaten raw
  • As Medicine: Fruit helps with digestive distress and in lowering blood sugar levels.
  • Cooking Without Prior Boiling: N/A
  • Boiling Before Cooking: N/A
  • Pickling: N/A
  • Brining: N/A
  • Fermenting: N/A
  • Drying for later Consumption: N/A
  • Overall Method: Fruits may be eaten roasted or cooked; otherwise used in ayurvedic medicines.

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Rich in calcium.
  • Medicinal Benefit: Weakness recovery, Fever reducer, Aphrodisiac

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Fruit helps with digestive distress and in lowering blood sugar levels.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Used to make Brahma Rasayana.

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Khirni / खिरणी / Manilkara hexandra (Roxb.) Dubard

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