Vasate / Tokar Jal / वसते / टोकर जल / Peelu / Salvadora oleoides

Local Name: Vasate / Tokar Jal / वसते / टोकर जल

Common Name: Peelu

Botanical Name: Salvadora oleoides

Status & Habitat

  • Status: Rapidly Declining

  • Habitat: Tree

  • Occurrence: Alluvial plains

  • Season of Availability: Fruits ripen May-June

  • Geography: In and around Sandal Bar

  • Method of Propagation: Seed propagation

  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Fruits

  • Can be Eaten Raw: Fruit

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: Yes

  • Ripe: Yes

  • Both Raw & Ripe: Yes

  • Dangerous Form to Consume: Seed oil

  • As Food: Dried Ripe fruits are eaten raw.

  • As Medicine: Leaf juice used for anemic patients. Fruits are used to cure snake bites, lower fever and for rhuematic aches

  • Cooking Without Prior Boiling: N/A

  • Boiling Before Cooking: N/A

  • Pickling: N/A

  • Brining: N/A

  • Fermenting: N/A

  • Drying for later Consumption: Yes

  • Overall Method: Fruits are eaten raw.

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: High in macronutrients and minerals. Rich source of potassium and calcium. Antiulcer, antifungal, antiparasitic, antiviral, and antibacterial properties

  • Medicinal Benefit: Treat cough and rheumatism. Anti-viral and antibacterial. Leaves are blood purifying and cooling.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Use leaves to treat open wounds; stems to cure fever and cough


  • Tribal Recipe: Eat the fruits when fully ripe, they have a sweet and peppery taste.