Borod / बोरोड / Jungle Rice / Deccan Grass / Echinochloa colona (L.)

Other Names

  • Local Name: Borod / बोरोड
  • Common Name: Jungle Rice / Deccan Grass
  • Botanical Name: Echinochloa colona (L.)

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Herb
  • Occurrence: Fields, and along roadsides and waterways
  • Season of Availability: Throughout the year
  • Geography: Tropical Africa, Asia
  • Method of Propagation: Seed propagation
  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Seeds
  • Can be Eaten Raw: No

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: No
  • Ripe: No
  • Both Raw & Ripe: No
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: Raw plant
  • As Food: Seeds eaten raw.
  • As Medicine: Seeds used as a famine food.
  • Cooking Method: Not typically eaten as it is a weed.
  • 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: High starch content
  • Medicinal Benefit: Helps relieve hunger (used as a famine food).

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Seeds used as a famine food.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Raw seeds eaten when there is a scarcity of food.

Borod / बोरोड / Jungle Rice / Deccan Grass / Echinochloa colona (L.)