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Garcinia Indica, commonly known as Kokum, is a fruit-bearing plant found in the western region of coastal southern India.

Kokam in Indian Names

When it is ripe, the fruit is picked, and the skin of this fruit is removed. It is then soaked in the juice which is extracted from the pulp. Post which the skin is sundried.

Kokum is a wonderful fruit with many health benefits. One can either eat it raw, drink the juice, have the sun-dried kokum or pulverise the skins which are sundried to use it as a souring agent or food additive. It can be used as a substitute for tomatoes, dried mango powder or tamarind.

Kokam in Indian Names

Botanical Name: Garcinia indica
English: Kokam
Assamese: Kokam
Bengali: Kokam
Bhojpuri: Kokam
Gujarati: Kokam
Hindi: Kokam
Kannada: Murgala
Kashmiri: Kokam
Konkani: Birinda
Malayalam: Punampulli
Marathi: Bheranda, Bhiranda, Kokamba
Oriya: Tintali
Punjabi: Kokam
Sanskrit: Vrikshamia, Amlabija, Amlapura, Amlashaka
Tamil: Murgal
Telgu: Chinta
Urdu: Kokam

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