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Kavisha / कविशा / Scarlet Sterculia / Firmiana colorata

Other Names

  • Local Name: Kavisha / कविशा
  • Common Name: Scarlet Sterculia
  • Botanical Name: Firmiana colorata

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Tree
  • Occurrence: Forests
  • Season of Availability: Warmer parts of the year
  • Geography: Western Ghats, Deccan
  • Method of Propagation: Seed propagation
  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds

Edible Parts

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

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: No
  • Ripe: No
  • Both Raw & Ripe: No
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: Raw plant
  • As Food: Not edible
  • As Medicine: Seeds roasted for their anti-microbial and anti-oxidant.
  • 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: Seeds may be roasted and eaten.

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Have anto-microbial and antioxidant properties.
  • Medicinal Benefit: Helps cure jaundice and cholera.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Leaf juice helps cure jaundice and cholera.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: N/A

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Kavisha / कविशा / Scarlet Sterculia / Firmiana colorata

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