Bhui Awala / भूई आवळा / Phyllanthus sp. L.

  • Local Name: Bhui Awala / भूई आवळा
  • Common Name:
  • Botanical Name: Phyllanthus sp. L.

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Herb

  • Occurrence: Farm bunds, Forest area, Hilly area

  • Season of Availability: June-July

  • Geography: Worldwide

  • Method of Propagation: Seed or cutting.

  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds or plant cuttings.

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Leaves

  • Can be Eaten Raw: No

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: No

  • Ripe: No

  • Both Raw & Ripe: No

  • Dangerous Form to Consume: Raw plant

  • As Food: Tender leaves are cooked with other vegetables and pulses

  • As Medicine: Whole plant paste applied with rock salt to areas affected by pain and swelling; leaf paste applied to areas affected by skin infection.

  • Cooking Method: Can be juiced; used medicinally.

  • 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: Contains sodium and calcium.

  • Medicinal Benefit: Helps relieve pain and swelling on the skin.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Whole plant paste applied with rock salt to areas affected by pain and swelling; leaf paste applied to areas affected by skin infection.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Mix fruit powder with water and drink twice daily for general health.