Bafli / बाफळी / Wild Carrot / Heracleum grande

  • Local Name: Bafli / बाफळी
  • Common Name: Wild Carrot
  • Botanical Name: Heracleum grande

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Herb

  • Occurrence: N/A

  • Season of Availability: Warmer parts of the year

  • Geography: Europe, Asia, North East Africa, South West America, Iran and India

  • Method of Propagation: Seed propagation

  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Leaves, Roots & Seeds

  • Can be Eaten Raw: No

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: No

  • Ripe: No

  • Both Raw & Ripe: No

  • Dangerous Form to Consume: Raw plant

  • As Food: Leaves cooked into sabji; fruits used to make chutney.

  • As Medicine: Seed powder and root decoction is used to cure stomach pain.
    Decoction of leaves used for stomach-ache.

  • Cooking Method: Leaves cooked into sabji; fruits used to make chutney.

  • Preservation / Curing Technique: N/A

  • Does Require Another Plants to be cooked together: N/A

  • Souring Agents Required: N/A


Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Diuretic; helps treat gastric and intestinal disorders.

  • Medicinal Benefit: Helps cure stomach pain and digestive issues.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Seed powder and root decoction is used to cure stomach pain.
    Decoction of leaves used for stomach-ache.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Leaves sauteed in oil to make sabji.