Ambadi | अंबाडी Roselle / Deccan Hemp / Java Jute Hibiscus cannabinus L.

Other Names

  • Local Name: Ambadi / अंबाडी
  • Common Name: Roselle / Deccan Hemp / Java Jute
  • Botanical Name: Hibiscus cannabinus L.

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Herb
  • Occurrence: Open Forest Areas, Moist Lands
  • Season of Availability: July - December
  • Geography: Africa
  • Method of Propagation: Seeds or cuttings
  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds or cuttings

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Leaves & Fruit
  • Can be Eaten Raw: Yes

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: No
  • Ripe: No
  • Both Raw & Ripe: No
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: N/A
  • As Food: Leaves cooked as a vegetable; fruits dried.
  • As Medicine: Dried fruit is boiled and the water is consumed to cure cough and stomach infection
  • Cooking Method: - Ambadi leaves can be dried, boiled and cooked.
    - Ambadi fruit is dried and then used as a souring agent.
  • Preservation / Curing Technique: Fruits are dried and stored, Need to boil before cooking
  • Does Require Another Plants to be cooked together: No
  • Souring Agents Required: N/A

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Anti-cancer, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Medicinal Benefit: Helps cure stomach infection and cough.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: 
    - Dried fruit is boiled and the water is consumed to cure cough and stomach infection.
    - Used as a souring agent.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Seed oil applied as a cosmetic product.

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Ambadi | अंबाडी Roselle / Deccan Hemp / Java Jute Hibiscus cannabinus L.

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