OOO Farms Wild Food Hastipata / Gojibh

Hastipata / Gojibh / हस्तिपता / Elephantopus sp.

Other Names

  • Local Name: Hastipata / Gojibh / हस्तिपता
  • Common Name:
  • Botanical Name: Elephantopus sp.

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Herb
  • Occurrence: Low woods, along streambanks, roadsides, and in pastures
  • Season of Availability: Warmer parts of the year
  • Geography: Africa, southern Asia, Australia, and the Americas
  • Method of Propagation: Seed propagation
  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds

Edible Parts

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

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: No
  • Ripe: Yes
  • Both Raw & Ripe: No
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: Raw plant
  • As Food: Young leaves can be eaten cooked.
  • As Medicine: Used in traditional medicine to treat eczema, fever, and bladder stones.
  • Cooking Method: Young leaves cooked; plant used in ayurvedic medicines.
  • Preservation / Curing Technique: N/A
  • Does Require Another Plants to be cooked together: No
  • Souring Agents Required: N/A

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Contains carbohydrates, tannins, saponins, proteins and flavonoids
  • Medicinal Benefit: Helps treat eczema, bladder stones and fever.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Used in traditional medicine to treat eczema, fever, and bladder stones.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Crush leaves with salt and eat with dahi to help treat dysentary.

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Hastipata / Gojibh / हस्तिपता / Elephantopus sp.

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