OOO Farms Wild Food God Kand / Karand

God Kand / Karanda / गोड़ कंद / करंदा / Aerial Potato / Dioscorea esculenta

Other Names

  • Local Name: God Kand / Karanda / गोड़ कंद / करंदा
  • Common Name: Aerial Potato
  • Botanical Name: Dioscorea esculenta

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Climber
  • Occurrence: Edges or canopy gaps of forests or woodlands
  • Season of Availability: Warmer parts of the year
  • Geography: Island Southeast Asia
  • Method of Propagation: Roots
  • Part used for Propagation: Roots

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Bulbil & tuber
  • Can be Eaten Raw: No

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: No
  • Ripe: No
  • Both Raw & Ripe: No
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: Raw plant
  • As Food: Roots may be cooked, boiled, or fried and eaten (similar to yam).
  • As Medicine: Tubers can help treat cough, cold, stomach ache and rheumatism.
  • Cooking Method: Roots may be cooked, boiled, or fried and eaten (similar to yam).
  • 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-inflammatory activities
  • Medicinal Benefit: Helps treat cough, cold, stomachache, rheumatism.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Tubers can help treat cough, cold, stomach ache and rheumatism.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Heat roots in a pressure cooker and add salt and pepper; usually enjoyed with black tea.

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God Kand / Karanda / गोड़ कंद / करंदा / Aerial Potato / Dioscorea esculenta

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