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Loth / लोथ / Monarch of the East / Sauromatum venosum (Aiton) Kunth

Other Names

  • Local Name: Loth / लोथ
  • Common Name: Monarch of the East
  • Botanical Name: Sauromatum venosum (Aiton) Kunth

Status & Habitat

  • Status: LC (Least Concern)
  • Habitat: Herb
  • Occurrence: Forests and riparian meadows
  • Season of Availability: Warmer parts of the year
  • Geography: Asia and Africa
  • Method of Propagation: Seed propagation
  • Part used for Propagation: Dried seeds

Edible Parts

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

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: No
  • Ripe: N/A
  • Both Raw & Ripe: N/A
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: Raw plant
  • As Food: Tender leaves are cooked with other leafy greens as a vegetable
  • As Medicine: Rhizome is taken orally with chewed-up wheat with a glass of milk to promote blood circulation after a snake bite; rhizome mixed with oil seeds and taken with a cup of milk helps with general body weakness.
  • Cooking Without Prior Boiling: No
  • Boiling Before Cooking: Yes
  • Pickling: N/A
  • Brining: N/A
  • Fermenting: N/A
  • Drying for later Consumption: N/A
  • Overall Method: Use whole plant and rhizome for medicinal purposes.

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Rich in proteins and iron.
  • Medicinal Benefit: Weakness recovery, snake bite

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Whole plant may be used as a poultice.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Crush the whole plant with mortar and pestle and apply to an area of skin affected.

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Loth / लोथ / Monarch of the East / Sauromatum venosum (Aiton) Kunth

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