Dhawda / Dhamoda / धवडा / धामोडा / Axlewood / Anogeissus latifolia

  • Local Name: Dhawda / Dhamoda / धवडा / धामोडा
  • Common Name: Axlewood
  • Botanical Name: Anogeissus latifolia

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Tree

  • Occurrence: Deciduous or semi-evergreen forest

  • Season of Availability: June-September

  • Geography: South Asia

  • Method of Propagation: Seed propagation

  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Gum

  • Can be Eaten Raw: No

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: No

  • Ripe: No

  • Both Raw & Ripe: No

  • Dangerous Form to Consume: Raw plant

  • As Food: Gum is used as a source of water-soluble fiber in cooking.

  • As Medicine: Used to treat scorpion stings and snake bites.

  • Cooking Method: Gum is used as a source of water soluble fiber in cooking.

  • Preservation / Curing Technique: N/A

  • Does Require Another Plants to be cooked together: No

  • Souring Agents Required: N/A

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Contains crude proteins.

  • Medicinal Benefit: Helps treat scorpion stings and snake bites.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Used to treat scorpion stings and snake bites; used for tanning and firewood.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Extracting gum ghatti: Gum is not usually tapped from trees; it naturally oozes from bark wounds, often in warmer months, and is collected manually. Some regions make controlled bark cuts to increase gum production, ensuring minimal harm to the tree.