Alimbi / अळिंबी / Wild Mushroom / Agaricaceae

Other Names

  • Local Name: Alimbi / अळिंबी
  • Common Name: Wild Mushroom
  • Botanical Name: Agaricaceae

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Fungus
  • Occurrence: focus on wild mushrooms in the Western Ghats
  • Season of Availability: June - November
  • Geography: N/A
  • Method of Propagation: Spore dispersal
  • Part used for Propagation: Spore

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Whole Mushroom
  • Can be Eaten Raw: No

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: No
  • Ripe: No
  • Both Raw & Ripe: No
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: N/A
  • As Food: Saute, use in sabji; cook as a vegetable.
  • As Medicine: Anti-cancer effects; helps with diabetes; used in ayurvedic medicine.
  • Cooking Method: Saute, use in sabji; cook as a vegetable.
  • Preservation / Curing Technique: N/A
  • Does Require Another Plants to be cooked together: N/A
  • Souring Agents Required: N/A

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Contains carbohydrates.
  • Medicinal Benefit: Anti-cancer effects; helps with diabetes

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Anti-cancer effects; helps with diabetes; used in ayurvedic medicine.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: N/A

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