OOO Farms Wild Food Kolu

Kolu / कोलू / Chlorophytum species

Other Names

  • Local Name: Kolu / कोलू
  • Common Name: Spider plant
  • Botanical Name: Chlorophytum species

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Herb
  • Occurrence: Gardens
  • Season of Availability: Year-round
  • Geography: Tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Australia, and Asia
  • Method of Propagation: Seed and vegetative propagation
  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds and Divisions

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Leaves
  • Can be Eaten Raw: Yes

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: Yes
  • Ripe: N/A
  • Both Raw & Ripe: N/A
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: N/A
  • As Food: Tender leaves are cooked into a vegetable. Tubers can be eaten raw
  • As Medicine: Helps with immunity against infection.
  • Cooking Without Prior Boiling: Not required
  • Boiling Before Cooking: Not required
  • Pickling: No
  • Brining: No
  • Fermenting: No
  • Drying for later Consumption: No
  • Overall Method: Leaves cooked as a green vegetable.

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Rich in carbohydrates.
  • Medicinal Benefit: Rejuvenator, Used as a tonic, Blood purification, Aphrodisiac

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Helps with immunity against infection.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Fresh leaves may be used as an ingredient in mashed foods.

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Kolu / कोलू / Chlorophytum species

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