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Dongar Jeera / डोंगर जीरा / Vernonia anthelmintica (L.) Willd

Local Name: Dongar Jeera / डोंगर जीरा

Common Name:

Botanical Name: Vernonia anthelmintica (L.) Willd

Dongar Jeera / डोंगर जीरा / Vernonia anthelmintica (L.) Willd

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Herb

  • Occurrence: Forest areas, Hilly areas

  • Season of Availability: September-October

  • Geography: Maharashtra, Garwal Himalayas

  • Method of Propagation: Seed propagation

  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Seads & 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: Plant parts are used medicinally; leaf juice may be extracted; plant may be applied externally, used as a spice.

  • As Medicine: Plant parts applied externally; useful in treating vitiligo.

  • Cooking Method: Plant parts are used medicinally; leaf juice may be extracted; plant may be applied externally.

  • Preservation / Curing Technique: N/A

  • Does Require Another Plants to be cooked together: No

  • Souring Agents Required: N/A


Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: High zinc and chlorine content.

  • Medicinal Benefit: Used to treat vitiligo.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Used as a spice; used in treating vitiligo.

Recipes

  • Tribal Recipe: Leaf crushed in oil and applied to skin issues.