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Elaeagnus conferta is a straggling, evergreen shrub, often climbing into other plants and growing up to 12 metres tall. The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine. It is sometimes grown as a fruit crop in gardens and can also be used as a hedge.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 Cultivation Details
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
Elaeagnus conferta can be used in Food. Ripe fruits are eaten raw or used as a preservative.
|Kannada||ಹಲಗೆ ಬಳ್ಳಿ Halage balli, ಹೆಜ್ಜಾಲ Hejjala|
|English||Bastard oleaster, Snake fruit|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Elaeagnus conferta Contains the Following nutritional components like - Vitamin-C; Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium
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List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
Succeeds in most soils that are well-drained. Prefers a soil that is only moderately fertile, succeeding in poor soils and in dry soils. This species is notably resistant to honey fungus. Elaeagnus conferta is available through March-May.
Commonly seen growing in areas
- Indian Medicinal Plants by C.P.Khare
- "Forest food for Northern region of Western Ghats" by Dr. Mandar N. Datar and Dr. Anuradha S. Upadhye, Page No.72, Published by Maharashtra Association for the Cultivation of Science (MACS) Agharkar Research Institute, Gopal Ganesh Agarkar Road, Pune
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