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Bor-Thekera Fruit Plants (Garcinia Pedunculata)

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Plant Type

Common Name: Malabar tamarind, Gambooge

Botanical Name: Garcinia Pedunculata

General Information: Bor-Thekera, also known as Garcinia Pedunculata, is an evergreen tree related to the more familiar purple mangosteen. It grows in semi-wild conditions and is widely distributed throughout the Northeastern part of India.

The tree has a fluted trunk with short spreading branches. The fruit is smoothly textured and is yellow or orange-yellow. These fruits are ring-shaped and have a juicy interior with edible arils. The ripe fruit is consumed cooked or raw, and sun-dried slices are preserved.

Medicinal Uses:

Bor-Thekera has various medicinal uses, such as treating digestive diseases, cleansing urine and feces, acting as a cardiac tonic, and being congenial for heart health.

It is also used for conditions like severe constipation, abdominal colic pain, and more. Sun-dried slices of the ripe fruit are used for culinary and medicinal purposes.

They are known to possess therapeutic properties, including anti-inflammatory, anthelmintic, antibacterial, antifungal, antidiabetic, hypolipidemic, nephroprotective, and neuroprotective activity.

Cultivation Information:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 8-10 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate

Planting and Care

These are picky about elevation, humidity and require annual rainfall of at least 50 inches with no drought, thrive in deep, rich organic soil but will survive in sandy loam or clay containing coarse material, must be sheltered from strong winds and salt spray.

Special Feature

It is used as a medicine for digestive diseases, cleanses urine and faeces, acts as cardiac tonic, congenial for heart, severe constipation, abdominal colic pain.


The ripe fruit is eaten cooked or raw and the fruits are sliced, sun-dried and preserved. It can also be prepared with other vegetables, especially fritters made with lentils.