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Christ's Thorn/Koromcha

Carissa carandas

Description:

Smallish, oval-shaped berries in lovely shades of cream and pink. Pleasantly sour. Edible raw as well as cooked.

Habitat:

Neighbour's garden.


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10 Comments

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 2 weeks ago

@cole21 Very small (smaller than a seed-less grape) and oval...I suppose the colours are reminding you of peach.

cole21
cole21 2 weeks ago

It looks like a small peach

Tukup
Tukup 3 weeks ago

Nice to look at and good to eat. Sounds like a win-win to me :-) Thanks Sukanya.

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 3 weeks ago

@ Hema...fruiting now...so if you want to taste...this is a good time.

Hema
Hema 3 weeks ago

Simply love these.yummy

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 3 weeks ago

Thanks, Zlatan.

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 3 weeks ago

Yes, I agree with Brian, really great story.

Brian38
Brian38 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for sharing that story Sukanya! I love it!

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 3 weeks ago

I will check Brian, thanks. Interestingly we have a story in India...one Guru sent his apprentices to the forest to collect Non-medicinal plants and only ONE came back empty handed saying he had not found a SINGLE plant that did not have medicinal properties. The Guru embraced him as an equal...I think the student was Charaka...it is a story I heard as a kid!

Brian38
Brian38 3 weeks ago

Wonderful spotting Sukanya! I was just reading Wikipedia about the plant and it mentioned its medicinal uses. I'm wondering if there is a mission for plants that have medicinal properties in India?

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Lat: 22.57, Long: 88.36

Spotted on Apr 24, 2019
Submitted on Apr 28, 2019

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