Lamda Mati / लामदा माती / Ceropegia sp.

Other Names

  • Local Name: Lamda Mati / लामदा माती
  • Common Name:
  • Botanical Name: Ceropegia sp.

Status & Habitat

  • Status: LC (Least Concern)
  • Habitat: Climber
  • Occurrence: Rocky ledges within forests
  • Season of Availability: N/A
  • Geography: Philippines
  • Method of Propagation: N/A
  • Part used for Propagation: N/A

Edible Parts

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

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: N/A
  • Ripe: N/A
  • Both Raw & Ripe: N/A
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: N/A
  • As Food: N/A
  • As Medicine: N/A
  • 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: Tubers eaten raw; leaf and stem used for medicinal purposes.

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: High water content.
  • Medicinal Benefit: Used as a tonic, good for mental health, digestive ailments, fever reducer

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Eat raw tubers as a famine food or for moisture.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Plant extract may be taken and used to purify blood due to its antibacterial and antioxidant properties.

Lamda Mati / लामदा माती / Ceropegia sp.