Digera arvensis

Uses

India: plant and seeds used as famine food in Alwar, Dholpur, Jaipur, Bhartpur, Ajmir-Merwara, Jodhpur, Udaipur and Bikanir, in Rajputana (Rajasthan); and Nasik, in the Bombay Presidency The plant is generally used as a pot herb. The leaves are made into curries or the entire plant is boiled in water and seasoned with salt, and chili

Additional Information

Name Authority:
Forsk.
Vernaculars:
Bengali: Luta mahawria, Gunjattiya. Santal: Kari gandhari. Pushto: Gar tundula, Das. Punjabi:Tartara, Kundra tandala, Leswa. Sindhi: Tandala. Bombay: Getan, Kunjur, Kunjari, Kunira, Kunjra, Kundru : Malegaon, Nasik District, Bombay Presidency: . Rajputana: Lahuswa, Lahuswali, Lesua sag, Leswa, Kalinjara, Lalra, Labro, Lalinjra, Lolharu. Telugu: Chenchali kura, Chanchali kura. Kannada: Akoi-goraji
Misc:
Chemical composition = Fat = 2.82% (dry). Albumenoids = 17.24% (dry). Carbohydrates = 41.43% (dry). Fibre = 20.83% (dry). Ash = 17.68% (dry). Nitrogen = 2.76% (dry). Phosphoric acid = .73% (dry). Silicates = 1.84% (dry)

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