Khar (Seidlitzia stocksii)
Seidlitzia stocksii is a shrub species of the family Amaranthaceae (formerly classified under the Chenopodiaceae).Vernacular name: It is locally known as khar, meaning salty.Seidlitzia stocksii is used as a source of crude sodium carbonate (barilla or sajji-khar). The sajji-khar is added as an ingredient for unique taste of papad, a crispy flatbread. The ash of this plant is used as substitute of soap for cleaning clothes and is also taken with water for treatment of internal ulcers.
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