Butea monosperma – Famine Foods

Butea monosperma

Uses

India (Rajasthan, western): succulent young roots roasted or boiled and eaten raw, with salt.

Additional Information

Name Authority:
(Lam.) Taub.
Vernaculars:
Dhak: Palas. Sanskrit[/Hindi?]: Palasa, Palasah, Palasha. English: Flame of the Forest.
Misc:
Soil types favored by plant: gravels on medium heavy plains soils. Ethnomedical use see: http://nopr.niscair.res.in/bitstream/123456789/7961/1/NPR%205(4)%20323-325.pdf

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