Sol / सोल / Sol / Cryptocoryne spiralis

Other Names

  • Local Name: Sol / सोल
  • Common Name: Sol
  • Botanical Name: Cryptocoryne spiralis

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Herb
  • Occurrence: Riverbank
  • Season of Availability: Year-round
  • Geography: India
  • Method of Propagation: Vegetative propagation
  • Part used for Propagation: Tuber

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Young Leaves
  • Can be Eaten Raw: Yes

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: Yes
  • Ripe: N/A
  • Both Raw & Ripe: N/A
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: N/A
  • As Food: Leaves are mixed with Besan (Bengal Gram Flour) and made into Vadis
  • As Medicine: Rhizomes are used to cure fevers, jaundice, boils, diarrhoea and vommitting in infants
  • Cooking Without Prior Boiling: Yes
  • Boiling Before Cooking: Yes
  • Pickling: N/A
  • Brining: N/A
  • Fermenting: N/A
  • Drying for later Consumption: N/A
  • Overall Method: N/A

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: N/A
  • Medicinal Benefit: Vomiting in infants, cough and stomach ailments. Cures Itching

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Leaves contain anti-itch properties; rhozome extracts help with cough, fever and nausea.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Rhizome extract for blood pressure, cough, fever, nausea:
    - Crush rhizomes into water or alcohol
    - Leave in a sealed jar to infuse
    - Strain.

Sol / सोल / Sol / Cryptocoryne spiralis