Salvadora persica from Kashmir, commonly grown in gardens along borders and hedge. Photographed from Hazuribagh Garden, Stinagar.
English: Toothbrush-tree, Saltbush, Mustard tree
Hindi: Jhak, Kharjal
Mar: Khakhin, Kickni, Miraj, Mirajoli, Pelu, Pilva, Rhakhan, Thorapilu
Guj: Kharijal, Kharijar, Pilu, Motijalya, Piludi
Tel: Ghunia, Varagogu,
Tam: Kolava, Karkol, Perungoli, , Ughaiputtai, Vivay
Oriya: Kotungo, Toboto, Pilu
Leaves used as vegetable and salad; fruits edible, used in preparation of fermented drink; stem bark for gastric troubles; seeds purgative.
Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297 Mob: 9810359089http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/