Salvadora oleoides – Famine Foods

Salvadora oleoides


India (Rajasthan, Jaislamer district): sweet fruits dried and eaten. Believed to produce tingling, and small ulcers in mouth, when eaten fresh and one at a time. Therefore, they are eaten in handfuls; (Rajasthan, western): ripe fruit eaten raw.

Additional Information

Name Authority:
Rajasthan (western), Jaisalmer (tree): Jal, Mithajal ; (fruit): Pillu. English: Grape of the Desert
Soil type favored by tree: one report indicates arid, slightly saline soil; a second, medium to heavy saline soils of alluvial plains.

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