OOO Farms Wild Food Shevla

Shevla / शेवळा / Dragon Stalk Yam / Amorphopallus commutatus

Other Names

  • Local Name: Shevla / शेवळा
  • Common Name: Dragon Stalk Yam
  • Botanical Name: Amorphopallus commutatus

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Shrub
  • Occurrence: Forests and grasslands
  • Season of Availability: Monsoons
  • Geography: India
  • Method of Propagation: N/A
  • Part used for Propagation: N/A

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Tuber, Flower & Leaves
  • Can be Eaten Raw: No

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: No
  • Ripe: No
  • Both Raw & Ripe: No
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: Raw Tuber
  • As Food: Can be cooked into a sabji, stir-fried, or boiled
  • As Medicine: Tuber paste is applied to cure scabies.
  • Cooking Without Prior Boiling: No
  • Boiling Before Cooking: Not required
  • Pickling: No
  • Brining: No
  • Fermenting: No
  • Drying for later Consumption: Yes, Tender Leaves
  • Overall Method: Can be cooked into a sabji, stir-fried, or boiled. Boiling before cooking is not necessary.

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Rich in potassium, iron and antioxidants.
  • Medicinal Benefit: Potent Anti-bacterial Plant

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: 
    - Paste of the tuber is applied to soothe and cure scabies
    - Tuber is also used to treat piles, tumors and cysts
    - Tribals have also used the tuber to treat snake bites

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Shevalechi bhaji:
    - Heat oil, cumin, ginger, garlic, salt and chili powder in a kadai.
    - Add in chopped shevale, coconut paste and garam masala.

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Shevla / शेवळा / Dragon Stalk Yam / Amorphopallus commutatus

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