Baheda / बेहेडा / Baheda / Terminalia bellirica

  • Local Name: Baheda / बेहेडा
  • Common Name: Baheda
  • Botanical Name: Terminalia bellirica

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Tree

  • Occurrence: Plains and lower hills

  • Season of Availability: Warmer parts of the year

  • Geography: South and Southeast Asia

  • Method of Propagation: Seed propagation

  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Fruits & 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: N/A

  • As Medicine: Used in triphala

  • Cooking Method: Used medicinally mainly.

  • 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: Rich in vitamin C, selenium, and manganese.

  • Medicinal Benefit: Ingredient in triphala; helps with general health.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Ingredient in triphala; helps with general health.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: N/A