Dehgadi / Dighwadi / Konchi / देहगडी / दिघवडी / कोणची / Konchi / Dioscorea wallichii

Other Names

  • Local Name: Dehgadi / Dighwadi / Konchi / देहगडी / दिघवडी / कोणची
  • Common Name: Konchi
  • Botanical Name: Dioscorea wallichii

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Climber
  • Occurrence: Evergreen and moist deciduous forests
  • Season of Availability: Cooler parts of the year.
  • Geography: South and Southeast Asia
  • Method of Propagation: From tubers
  • Part used for Propagation: Tubers

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Tender Leaves & Shoots
  • Can be Eaten Raw: No

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: No
  • Ripe: No
  • Both Raw & Ripe: No
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: Raw plant
  • As Food: Tubers eaten boiled and peeled.
  • As Medicine: Used as a famine food; tuber juice is drank to cure jaundice.
  • Cooking Without Prior Boiling: Yes
  • Boiling Before Cooking: Yes
  • Pickling: N/A
  • Brining: N/A
  • Fermenting: N/A
  • Drying for later Consumption: N/A
  • Overall Method: Tubers eaten boiled and peeled

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Nutritive and antioxidant properties
  • Medicinal Benefit: Used as a famine food; helps treat jaundice.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Used as a famine food; tuber juice is drank to cure jaundice.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Tubers cooked with spices and eaten.

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Dehgadi / Dighwadi / Konchi / देहगडी / दिघवडी / कोणची / Konchi / Dioscorea wallichii

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