The Many Health Benefits of Lasoda Fruit

There are umpteen types of fruits that grow in India, which are renowned for their medicinal properties. This also includes several mountain fruits. Here, we are going to throw light on a fruit that not many may know of or have heard of. We are talking about the “Lasoda” fruit, which is also known as Nisori or Gondi in diverse parts of the country. It is known in English as “Glueberry,” and its scientific name is Cordia myxa. Besides these names, the fruit is sometimes called Indian cherry. The size of the Lasoda fruit is quite small, almost the size of a betel nut. 

Consumption and Benefits

The Lasoda fruit is consumed in diverse ways, including pickles, churan, and greens. Apart from the fruit it bears, the Cordia myxa tree’s bark and leaves are also widely used in several Ayurvedic medicines. This plant has powerful benefits in treating asthma, cough, fever, skin allergies, and many physical problems. 

The treatment of several diseases is hidden in this rare fruit. Mentioned below are five reasons to add Lasoda fruit to your regular diet.

Lasoda Fruit


Dr Sunanda Ranade

Sunanda Ranade is Vice-Chairman of the International Academy of Ayurved, Pune, India, and an expert Ayurvedic gynecologist and nutritionist. She has been working in this field for the last 47 years. Dr. Sunanda Ranade holds a Doctorate in Ayurveda. She is also the author of several books on Ayurveda and Yoga, which have been published in Marathi, English, Spanish, and Portuguese.