OOO Farms Wild Food 04

Sapud / Moti Dinda / सापुड / मोठी दिंडा / Dinda / Leea macrophylla Roxb. ex Hornem.

Other Names

  • Local Name: Sapud / Moti Dinda / सापुड / मोठी दिंडा
  • Common Name: Dinda
  • Botanical Name: Leea macrophylla Roxb. ex Hornem.

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Shrub
  • Occurrence: Open vegetation, dry forest and teak forest, particularly forest borders and regrowth; at elevations from sea-level up to 2,250 metres
  • Season of Availability: Year-round
  • Geography: E. Asia - southwest China, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam
  • Method of Propagation: Seed propagation
  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds

Edible Parts

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

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: Yes
  • Ripe: Yes
  • Both Raw & Ripe: Yes
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: N/A
  • As Food: Roots and tender leaves are eaten cooked as a vegetable; mature fruits are eaten raw.
  • As Medicine: Roots are applied as a poultice on wounds, sores, guineaworm, and ringworm; powdered leaves, mixed with honey, are used to treat cancer; bark powder is given orally as a cancer treatment.
  • Cooking Without Prior Boiling: Yes
  • Boiling Before Cooking: No
  • Pickling: N/A
  • Brining: N/A
  • Fermenting: N/A
  • Drying for later Consumption: N/A
  • Overall Method: Fruits are eaten raw and ripe; leaves are eaten cooked like a vegetable; roots are eaten cooked like a vegetable.

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Rich in carbohydrates and proteins.
  • Medicinal Benefit: Heart related ailments, leprosy and poisoning

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Roots are applied as a poultice on wounds, sores, guineaworm, and ringworm; powdered leaves, mixed with honey, are used to treat cancer; bark powder is given orally as a cancer treatment.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Sabji:
    - Peel, wash and chop stems.
    - Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, onion, turmeric powder and cumin.
    - Add the stems and cook, stirring occassionally.

Image Gallery

Sapud / Moti Dinda / सापुड / मोठी दिंडा / Dinda / Leea macrophylla Roxb. ex Hornem.

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