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Bhokhar / भोकर / Fragrant Manjack / Cordia dichotoma G.

Local Name: Bhokhar / भोकर

Common Name: Fragrant Manjack

Botanical Name: Cordia dichotoma G.

Bhokhar / भोकर / Fragrant Manjack / Cordia dichotoma G.
Bhokhar / भोकर / Fragrant Manjack / Cordia dichotoma G.

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Tree

  • Occurrence: Open woods on slopes, mountain streamsides

  • Season of Availability: Warmer parts of the year

  • Geography: South Asia, Australia

  • Method of Propagation: Seeds, cuttings, grafting, air layering

  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds, plant cuttings, branch + moss, or rootstock plant + bhokar scion

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Fruits

  • Can be Eaten Raw: Yes

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: No

  • Ripe: No

  • Both Raw & Ripe: No

  • Dangerous Form to Consume: N/A

  • As Food: Raw fruits are pickled. Ripe fruits are eaten raw

  • As Medicine: Powdered seeds help with skin eruptions; bark decoction helps with treating diarrhea; leaf juice used to treat migraine.

  • Cooking Method: Used medicinally; ripe fruits eaten raw; unripe fruits pickled.

  • Preservation / Curing Technique: Unripe fruits may be pickled.

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

  • Souring Agents Required: N/A


Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: High protein and fat content.

  • Medicinal Benefit: Helps with skin eruptions, migraines, and diarrhea.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Powdered seeds help with skin eruptions; bark decoction helps with treating diarrhea; leaf juice used to treat migraine.

Recipes

  • Tribal Recipe: Lahsyade: boil the deseeded fruits in imli water to prevent discoloration. Cook onion and garlic paste in 1 and 1/2 cups of mustard oil until golden. Add spices like dhania, turmeric, and chilli powder, along with boiled fruits. Season with salt, imli paste, and a bit of sugar. Cook until the mixture releases oil.