External application of a poultice of the crushed leaves of Indian Strawberry is recommended for eczema in our traditional systems of medicine.
Raw berries are said to be edible; fresh leaves are used in salads and dried leaves are used to prepare tea.
Indian Strawberry is scientifically known as Potentilla indica (Jacks.)
Leaves are 3-foliate; leaflets rhomboid, up to 4 cm long and 2 cm broad, hairy on both the surfaces; sharply saw-edged along margins.
Fruits are berries, 2 cm long and 1.5 cm broad, ovoid, very fleshy, juicy, red in colour, glossy, and tasteless.
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