OOO Farms Wild Food Garudvel

Garudvel / गरुडवेल / Jewel Vine / Derris scandens

Other Names

  • Local Name: Garudvel / गरुडवेल
  • Common Name: Jewel Vine
  • Botanical Name: Derris scandens

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Woody Climber
  • Occurrence: Deciduous Forest areas
  • Season of Availability: Flowers during July-August
  • Geography: Indian subcontinent, China, Malaysia, Southeast Asia
  • Method of Propagation: Roots
  • Part used for Propagation: Softwood Stem Cutting

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Tuber, Leaves & Stem
  • Can be Eaten Raw: No

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: No
  • Ripe: No
  • Both Raw & Ripe: No
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: Raw plant
  • As Food: Vines and tubers are dried to brew tea
  • As Medicine: Tuber decoctions. Driend vines
  • Cooking Without Prior Boiling: N/A
  • Boiling Before Cooking: N/A
  • Pickling: N/A
  • Brining: N/A
  • Fermenting: N/A
  • Drying for later Consumption: Yes
  • Overall Method: Vines are dried to brew tea

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Anti-inflammatory, Anti-bacterial
  • Medicinal Benefit: Anti-bacterial, Anti-microbial, Anti-inflammatory

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Leaves and stems are used for blood purification. Tuber decoction is given to lactating mothers

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Tuber decoctions are prepared. Dried vines are brewed into tea

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Garudvel / गरुडवेल / Jewel Vine / Derris scandens

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