OOO Farms Wild Food Fatangdi

Fatangdi / Fungota / Ambat Tingra / फटांगडी / फंगोटा / आंबट टिंगरा / Malabar Embelia / Embelia tsjeriam-cottam

Other Names

  • Local Name: Fatangdi / Fungota / Ambat Tingra / फटांगडी / फंगोटा / आंबट टिंगरा
  • Common Name: Malabar Embelia
  • Botanical Name: Embelia tsjeriam-cottam

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Shrub
  • Occurrence: Forests and open areas
  • Season of Availability: February-March
  • Geography: South Asia
  • Method of Propagation: Seed propagation
  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Leaves & 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: Fruits are edible; used medicinally mainly.
  • As Medicine: Leaf decoction is gargled to help relieve sore throat; plant decoction helps treat insanity and heart disease; root bark used to treat toothache.
  • Cooking Method: Fruits are edible.
  • 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-diabetic properties.
  • Medicinal Benefit: Helps relieve sore throat, insanity, heart disease, toothache.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Leaf decoction is gargled to help relieve sore throat; plant decoction helps treat insanity and heart disease; root bark used to treat toothache.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Leaves crushed with ginger and gargled to treat sore throat.

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Fatangdi / Fungota / Ambat Tingra / फटांगडी / फंगोटा / आंबट टिंगरा / Malabar Embelia / Embelia tsjeriam-cottam

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