OOO Farms Wild Food Gulvel / Gulbel

Gulvel / Gulbel / गुळवेल / Malabar Gulbel / Tinospora sinensis

Other Names

  • Local Name: Gulvel / Gulbel / गुळवेल
  • Common Name: Malabar Gulbel
  • Botanical Name: Tinospora sinensis

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Climber
  • Occurrence: Evergreen and moist deciduous forests, also in sacred groves in the plains
  • Season of Availability: February-June
  • Geography: Indian Subcontinent to China
  • Method of Propagation: Roots
  • Part used for Propagation: Roots

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: 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: Mostly used medicinally.
  • As Medicine: Can treat jaundice, asthma and fever; anti-viral properties; made into tablets.
  • Cooking Method: Leaves or plant are crushed; made into ayurvedic medicine tablets.
  • Preservation / Curing Technique: N/A
  • Does Require Another Plants to be cooked together: No
  • Souring Agents Required: N/A

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Antiviral properties.
  • Medicinal Benefit: Helps treat jaundice, asthma and fever.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Can treat jaundice, asthma and fever.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: N/A

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Gulvel / Gulbel / गुळवेल / Malabar Gulbel / Tinospora sinensis

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