Kusar / कुसर / Wild Jasmin / Jasminum malabaricum Wight

Other Names

  • Local Name: Kusar / कुसर
  • Common Name: Wild Jasmin
  • Botanical Name: Jasminum malabaricum Wight

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Climber
  • Occurrence: Semi-evergreen forests and scrub jungles
  • Season of Availability: Summer and rainy season
  • Geography: South India and Sri Lanka
  • Method of Propagation: Vegetative propagation
  • Part used for Propagation: Stem cuttings

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Fruits
  • Can be Eaten Raw: Yes

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: Yes
  • Ripe: Yes
  • Both Raw & Ripe: Yes
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: N/A
  • As Food: Ripe fruits are eaten raw
  • As Medicine: Helps purify blood. Aids in cataract conditions
  • 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 are eaten directly.

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Leaves rich in crude protein.
  • Medicinal Benefit: Purifies blood and cataract

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Helps purify blood.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Plant extract may be taken and used to purify blood due to its antibacterial and antioxidant properties.

Kusar / कुसर / Wild Jasmin / Jasminum malabaricum Wight