Fagara oxyphylla (Edgew.) Engl.
Zanthoxylum oxyphyllum is a spiny shrub that sometimes adopts a climbing habit[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and food. It is also occasionally cultivated in India[
E. Asia - southern China, India, Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar.
Open rocky slopes in the Himalayas at elevations of 2,100 - 2,800 metres[
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
A plant of moist areas in the tropics and subtropics, ascending to 2,800 metres in the Himalayas, where the climate should be more temperate. The plant should be tolerant of at least some frost[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if seed is required.
Young shoots - cooked and used as a vegetable[
The fruits are used as a condiment in curries[
The fruits are said to be astringent, digestive and stimulant[
A paste made from the immature fruits is held between the teeth for about 10 minutes to relieve toothache[
The bark, especially the root bark, is tonic and aromatic. It can be used in the treatment of rheumatism and atonic dyspepsia[
The yellowish-white wood is soft and porous[
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