What is Chironji (CHAROLI)?
Buchanania lanzan is a tree which produces the seeds known as charoli. They are kernels of a fruit whose shell dries to a brittle hardness. The fruit is cracked open and these nuts are extracted. These are then further dried and distributed. Appearance: Chirongi nuts are small pale and speckled with dark patches. They are slightly flat and round in shape and are the size of lentils.lidifying.
USES OF Chironji (CHAROLI)
Used primarily as a topping for sweets, they go especially well with sweet and creamy halwas (Indian puddings). They are also a must on top of a delightful dessert called shrikhand which is a tantalising combination of yoghurt, sugar, cardamom and saffron. They can also be used to sprinkle fruit salads, soups and kormas. The juice that is extracted from Charoli helps to treat Diarrhoea and chest pain. Charoli nuts are full of vitamins, minerals and are beneficial for skin and hair. Charoli helps to treat wounds. It acts as a disinfectant. Charoli seeds scrubs are highly beneficial for doing away with facial hair.
INDUSTRIES WHERE BUTTONLAC IS
Chironji seed oil has various applications in cosmetic and therapeutic industry. The Bark of Charoli Tree generates a juice known as Tannin which is used in leather industry as well as in making wine and beer and other pharmaceutical products.