OOO Farms Wild Food Kala Kuda / Kalkoda

Kala Kuda / Kalkoda / काळा कुडा / Pala Indigo Plant / Wrightia tinctoria R.Br.

Other Names

  • Local Name: Kala Kuda / Kalkoda / काळा कुडा
  • Common Name: Pala Indigo Plant
  • Botanical Name: Wrightia tinctoria R.Br.

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Tree
  • Occurrence: Dry, deciduous forests
  • Season of Availability: Warmer parts of the year
  • Geography: India, Southeast Asia and Australia
  • Method of Propagation: Seed propagation
  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds

Edible Parts

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

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: No
  • Ripe: No
  • Both Raw & Ripe: No
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: Raw plant
  • As Food: Flowers, fruit, leaves and seeds eaten after washing.
  • As Medicine: Leaves help relieve toothache and fever; bark treats stomach pain and toothache; leaf juice helps with jaundice and snake bite.
  • Cooking Method: Not typically eaten; mainly used medicinally.
  • Preservation / Curing Technique: N/A
  • Does Require Another Plants to be cooked together: No
  • Souring Agents Required: N/A

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Antidiabetic and antimicrobial properties.
  • Medicinal Benefit: Helps relieve toothache, fever, stomach pain, jaundice and snake bite.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Leaves help relieve toothache and fever; bark treats stomach pain and toothache; leaf juice helps with jaundice and snake bite.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Chew leaf with salt to relieve toothache.

Image Gallery

Kala Kuda / Kalkoda / काळा कुडा / Pala Indigo Plant / Wrightia tinctoria R.Br.

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