Bor-Thekera is a traditional wild fruit found in the foothills of the Himalayas and distributed along the Northeastern states of India. Garcinia species are evergreen trees or shrubs.
Garcinia pedunculata or Bor-Thekera is a medium-sized, green colored fruit which turns yellowish once ripe. Mature fruits range from 8-12 cm in diameter with a fleshy aril which encloses 4-8 seeds.
The fruit is believed to be used as an antiscorbutic (a medicine that prevents scurvy). It is also known to be rich in antioxidants. It is also believed to be helpful in addressing gastric issues and rheumatic pain.
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