The fruits of shunjoor, locally called kitimi, are collected, cleaned and boiled in water for one hour. Once drained, their juice is extracted by crushing the kitimi through a muslin cloth. The juice is then stored in bottles for use against coughs, Zehch (dyspepsia), Qabzi (constipation) and as a blood purifier.
From the stem and branches of the plant, a gum is collected, called locally luchak. Luchak is ground to a powder which is used as a shampoo and hair tonic. For women, this is considered very effective for long, healthy and shiny hair.
|Botanical Name||Eleagnus angustifolium|
|Part used||Fruit and gum|
|Locally used for||Coughs,blood purifier, Zehch (dyspepsia), Qabzi (constipation) and as a hair tonic & shampoo|