- Botanical Name : Trapa Bispinosa
- Family Name : Trapaceae
- Common Name : Water Chestnut
- Part Used : Fruits
- Habitat : Throughout in india, in ponds, lakes and tanks.
- Product offered : Fruits
Fruits are sweet, astringent, coolin, haemostatic, appetizer and tonic. They are useful in vilated conditions of pitta, burning sensation, dipsia, dyspepsia. They are also used in case of intermittent fevers, fatigue, inflammation, bronchitis and general debility. Flour made from fruit is suitable for textile-sizing and is good substitute for corn starch in ice cream manufacture.