Sadhadi / Aen / साधडी / ऐन / Asna / Terminalia tomentosa/crenulata

  • Local Name: Sadhadi / Aen / साधडी / ऐन
  • Common Name: Asna
  • Botanical Name: Terminalia tomentosa/crenulata

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Tree

  • Occurrence: Dry and deciduous forests

  • Season of Availability: Year-round

  • Geography: South and Southeast Asia

  • Method of Propagation: Natural regeneration through seeds

  • Part used for Propagation: Seedlings

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Fruits

  • Can be Eaten Raw: Yes

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: Yes

  • Ripe: No

  • Both Raw & Ripe: No

  • Dangerous Form to Consume: N/A

  • As Food: Young fruits are edible,
    Bark's ashes can be eaten.

  • As Medicine: Young fruits are edible. Bark of the tree is used medicinally against diarrhea; water stored in the stem of the tree helps with stomach pain; The juice of the bark is applied externally to cuts and wounds; It can also be boiled then rubbed onto the head to remove dandruff; A paste of the gum is applied externally to burns and is also used to treat swellings caused by inflammation

  • Cooking Without Prior Boiling: No

  • Boiling Before Cooking: No

  • Pickling: N/A

  • Brining: N/A

  • Fermenting: N/A

  • Drying for later Consumption: N/A

  • Overall Method: Bark's ashes can be eaten.

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Rich in iron.

  • Medicinal Benefit: Stomach pain, Wounds, Cuts and burns

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Bark of the tree is used medicinally against diarrhea; water stored in the stem of the tree helps with stomach pain; The juice of the bark is applied externally to cuts and wounds; It can also be boiled then rubbed onto the head to remove dandruff; A paste of the gum is applied externally to burns and is also used to treat swellings caused by inflammation

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Water in the stem of the plant is tapped out and drank to help alleviate stomach pains.