Kusar / कुसर / Wild Jasmin / Jasminum malabaricum Wight

  • Local Name: Kusar / कुसर
  • Common Name: Wild Jasmin
  • Botanical Name: Jasminum malabaricum Wight

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Climber

  • Occurrence: Semi-evergreen forests and scrub jungles

  • Season of Availability: Summer and rainy season

  • Geography: South India and Sri Lanka

  • Method of Propagation: Vegetative propagation

  • Part used for Propagation: Stem cuttings

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Fruits

  • Can be Eaten Raw: Yes

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: Yes

  • Ripe: Yes

  • Both Raw & Ripe: Yes

  • Dangerous Form to Consume: N/A

  • As Food: Ripe fruits are eaten raw

  • As Medicine: Helps purify blood. Aids in cataract conditions

  • Cooking Without Prior Boiling: N/A

  • Boiling Before Cooking: N/A

  • Pickling: N/A

  • Brining: N/A

  • Fermenting: N/A

  • Drying for later Consumption: N/A

  • Overall Method: Fruits are eaten directly.

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Leaves rich in crude protein.

  • Medicinal Benefit: Purifies blood and cataract

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Helps purify blood.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Plant extract may be taken and used to purify blood due to its antibacterial and antioxidant properties.