Abutilon indicum – Famine Foods

Abutilon indicum


India (Bombay Presidency Ahmednagar district): seeds eaten. (Rajasthan, western): seeds pounded with Bajra (millet) for chappati flour. Seeds also infused in hot water for a cooling drink.

Additional Information

Name Authority:
Bombay Presidency, Ahmednagar district: Kachnia. Rajasthan (western): Tarakanchi, Tara -Kanchi, Kangi /Kanghi. English: Indian Mallow
Soil type favored by plant: rocky, alluvial plains.

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