OOO Farms Wild Food Kamal / Durpamati

Kamal / Durpamati / कमल / Nymphea sp.

Other Names

  • Local Name: Kamal / Durpamati / कमल
  • Common Name:
  • Botanical Name: Nymphea sp.

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Herb
  • Occurrence: Water bodies
  • Season of Availability: Warmer parts of the year
  • Geography: Worldwide
  • Method of Propagation: Seed propagation
  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: 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: Plant is eaten cooked; dried rhizomes powdered.
  • As Medicine: Used in ayurvedic medicine to treat diabetes, inflammation and liver disorders.
  • Cooking Method: Plant eaten cooked as a famine food or for medicinal purposes; dried rhizomes powdered into flour.
  • 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 and anti-diabetic properties.
  • Medicinal Benefit: Helps treat diabetes, inflammation, and liver disorders.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat diabetes, inflammation and liver disorders.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Sabji:
    Remove fibrous skin from stems and cut them uniformly. Wash and drain stems, then heat oil in a pan. Sauté onions, green chilies and ginger-garlic paste with salt. Add turmeric, red chili, coriander, garam masala, cumin powder, and sauté. Mix in water lily stems, cook covered until tender

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Kamal / Durpamati / कमल / Nymphea sp.

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