In early spring, when there is scarcity of fodder for animals, the plants are dug out and slightly burned to remove spines. The plants are then chopped and used as animal feed. The roots are collected, cleaned and a miswak (toothbrush) is made, which is soft and considered good for gums.
|Botanical Name||Astragalus sp.|
|Part used||Whole plant|
|Locally used for||Fodder and toothbrush (Miswak)|