The unexpended or half expanded floral buds are collected and put in an earthen vessel with water and kept in the roof under the open sky for at least 7 days. The floral buds are then separated from the water, dried and stored. A popular vegetable is made from these floral buds, locally called Kaveerogh, which is used as a food given to typhoid and malaria sufferers.
The water from the earthen vessel is also considered to be very effective against Niska/nishti(typhoid), malaria and abdominal pain. Chuntique (the dried fruit) is collected and mashed up, with a few drops of water, with a pestle and mortar, into a thick paste. This is formed into a ball, dried and stored. It is used as a puru to cleanse and clear the skin of pimples as well acting as a Sun block.
"Parpi", a legendary drug, is allegedly collected from the root tip of caper (Kaveer) and is, according Hakims and Tabibs, the remedy of every kind of ailments and disease. Kaveer is a deep rooted species and it is very difficult to dig out the root tip from the soil and is rarely accessible.
|Botanical Name||Capparis spinosa|
|Part used||Unexpended floral buds and fruits (chuntique)|
|Locally used for||Niskamishti (typhoid), Malaria, Vegetable and Puru.|