Kudi / Kod / Kudwa / कुडी / कोड / कुडवा / Indrajao / Holarrhena pubescens

Other Names

  • Local Name: Kudi / Kod / Kudwa / कुडी / कोड / कुडवा
  • Common Name: Indrajao
  • Botanical Name: Holarrhena pubescens

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Shrub
  • Occurrence: Dry evergreen to dry deciduous forest, scrub woodland, savannah, or in rocky localities, often near watercourses, at elevations up to 1,500 metres.
  • Season of Availability: Year-round
  • Geography: Central and southern Africa, the Indian Subcontinent, Indochina, and parts of China
  • Method of Propagation: Seed propagation
  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Flowers
  • Can be Eaten Raw: Fruits, yes.

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: Yes, Fruits
  • Ripe: No
  • Both Raw & Ripe: No
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: Raw rest of plant
  • As Food: Leaves are cooked as a vegetable; fruits are eaten raw.
  • As Medicine: Bark has antidiarrheal properties.
  • Cooking Without Prior Boiling: Not required
  • Boiling Before Cooking: Not required
  • Pickling: N/A
  • Brining: N/A
  • Fermenting: N/A
  • Drying for later Consumption: N/A
  • Overall Method: Not typically eaten aside from raw fruits; used mainly for medicinal purposes.

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Contains vitamin C.
  • Medicinal Benefit: Aids digestive and diarrhea issues

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Bark has antidiarrheal properties.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Bark is taken with cow milk in case of urinary problems.

Kudi / Kod / Kudwa / कुडी / कोड / कुडवा / Indrajao / Holarrhena pubescens