Vasate / Tokar Jal / वसते / टोकर जल / Peelu / Salvadora oleoides

Other Names

  • Local Name: Vasate / Tokar Jal / वसते / टोकर जल
  • Common Name: Peelu
  • Botanical Name: Salvadora oleoides

Status & Habitat

  • Status: Rapidly Declining
  • Habitat: Tree
  • Occurrence: Alluvial plains
  • Season of Availability: Fruits ripen May-June
  • Geography: In and around Sandal Bar
  • Method of Propagation: Seed propagation
  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds

Edible Parts

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

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: Yes
  • Ripe: Yes
  • Both Raw & Ripe: Yes
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: Seed oil
  • As Food: Dried Ripe fruits are eaten raw.
  • As Medicine: Leaf juice used for anemic patients. Fruits are used to cure snake bites, lower fever and for rhuematic aches
  • Cooking Without Prior Boiling: N/A
  • Boiling Before Cooking: N/A
  • Pickling: N/A
  • Brining: N/A
  • Fermenting: N/A
  • Drying for later Consumption: Yes
  • Overall Method: Fruits are eaten raw.

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: High in macronutrients and minerals. Rich source of potassium and calcium. Antiulcer, antifungal, antiparasitic, antiviral, and antibacterial properties
  • Medicinal Benefit: Treat cough and rheumatism. Anti-viral and antibacterial. Leaves are blood purifying and cooling.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Use leaves to treat open wounds; stems to cure fever and cough

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Eat the fruits when fully ripe, they have a sweet and peppery taste.

Vasate / Tokar Jal / वसते / टोकर जल / Peelu / Salvadora oleoides