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Kawla / Lakshman Booti / कवला / Congested Flower Smithia / Smithia conferta Sm.

Other Names

  • Local Name: Kawla / Lakshman Booti / कवला
  • Common Name: Congested Flower Smithia
  • Botanical Name: Smithia conferta Sm.

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Herb
  • Occurrence: Marshy areas in grasslands; plains
  • Season of Availability: Rainy season
  • Geography: SE. China to Tropical Asia and N. Australia
  • 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:
  • Both Raw & Ripe: Yes
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: Raw plant
  • As Food: Not edible
  • As Medicine: Plant used in Lakshman Booti.
  • 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: Used for medicinal purposes.

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Contains carbohydrates and proteins.
  • Medicinal Benefit: Used in ayurvedic medicine.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Used in ayurvedic medicine "Lakshman Booti"

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: N/A

Image Gallery

Kawla / Lakshman Booti / कवला / Congested Flower Smithia / Smithia conferta Sm.

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