Dhayti / धयती / Fire Flame Bush / Woodfordia fruticosa (L.)

Other Names

  • Local Name: Dhayti / धयती
  • Common Name: Fire Flame Bush
  • Botanical Name: Woodfordia fruticosa (L.)

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Shrub
  • Occurrence: Open, sunny places, often on disturbed soils and on old agricultural land. Open waste land and degraded places
  • Season of Availability: January-April
  • Geography: Africa, South and Southeast Asia
  • Method of Propagation: Seed propagation or stem cutting
  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds or stem

Edible Parts

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

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: No
  • Ripe: No
  • Both Raw & Ripe: No
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: Raw plant
  • As Food: Flowers and/or leaves used as a food and prepared as a cooling drink.
  • As Medicine: Flowers used to treat dysentary; flowers used as an astringent.
  • Cooking Method: Flowers are mostly used medicinally.
  • Preservation / Curing Technique: N/A
  • Does Require Another Plants to be cooked together: No
  • Souring Agents Required: N/A

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Anti-bacterial and anti-diarrheal properties
  • Medicinal Benefit: Helps treat dysentary; used as an astringent.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Flowers used to treat dysentary; flowers used as an astringent.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Crush flowers to make a juice.

Image Gallery

Dhayti / धयती / Fire Flame Bush / Woodfordia fruticosa (L.)

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