Talinum triangulare

Family Name: 
Talinaceae
Local Name: 
Bokoboko
Uses As Per Literature: 

Used as a colouring agent in okra soup.
In Cameroon, Talinum triangulare is used as a treatment for measles, whereas in Assam (India), it is used to treat diabetes. In Indonesia a tonic is made from the fleshy root.

(Fontem, D.A. & Schippers, R.R., 2004. Talinum triangulare (Jacq.) Willd. [Internet] Record from PROTA4U. Grubben, G.J.H. & Denton, O.A. (Editors). PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa / Ressources végétales de l’Afrique tropicale), Wageningen, Netherlands. <http://www.prota4u.org/search.asp>. Accessed 23 August 2016.)

Traditional Uses: 

Leaves are used in making stews and soup.

Plant Category: 
Forest Foods
Food Category: 
Vegetables
How it is eaten: 
Cook
Part eaten: 
Leaves