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Kaval Amba / कवळ आंबा / Indrayan / Trichosanthes tricuspidata Lour.

Other Names

  • Local Name: Kaval Amba / कवळ आंबा
  • Common Name: Indrayan
  • Botanical Name: Trichosanthes tricuspidata Lour.

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Climber
  • Occurrence: Open places, moist areas
  • Season of Availability: June-December
  • Geography: Indo-China
  • Method of Propagation: Roots
  • Part used for Propagation: Roots

Edible Parts

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

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: No
  • Ripe: Yes
  • Both Raw & Ripe: No
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: Raw plant
  • As Food: Not edible
  • As Medicine: Fruits consumed to reduce pain and asthma.
  • Cooking Without Prior Boiling: N/A
  • Boiling Before Cooking: N/A
  • Pickling: N/A
  • Brining: N/A
  • Fermenting: N/A
  • Drying for later Consumption: N/A
  • Overall Method: Mostly used for medicinal purposes as fruit cannot be eaten raw.

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Antioxidant, anticancer, antibacterial properties
  • Medicinal Benefit: Helps relieve pain.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Fruits used to treat asthma and earache; root oil used as a painkiller; plant is used for curing snakebite.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Consume raw and ripe fruit to reduce asthma.

Image Gallery

Kaval Amba / कवळ आंबा / Indrayan / Trichosanthes tricuspidata Lour.

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