Pistachio is used as dry fruit. It is also used for preparing sweets. Pistachio (pista) is nutritive and makes body strong. Massaging after applying its oil on the head eliminates warmth of the head. Its oil is also used in dying silk (resham).
Grind pistachio (pista), almonds (badam), cuddapa almond (chironji) and cus-cus (khas) together and boil with milk to prepare kheer and mix sugar and ghee of cow milk in it. Taking this kheer makes the mind strong and removes mental weakness.
Name: Pista is known in Latin Pistaciavera.
Taste: Pistachio (pista) is sweet, juicy, oily bitter and heavy.
Nature: It is hot in nature, and contains vitamin-E.
Characteristics: Pistachio (pista) enhances sperm count, and makes the body strong. It purifies the blood. It removes mental weakness, phlegm, colic pain and the problems of tridosha (Vatta, Pitta and Kapha).