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Tandalya / तांदळा / Amaranth / Rajgira / Amaranthus tricolor L.

Other Names

  • Local Name: Tandalya / तांदळा
  • Common Name: Amaranth / Rajgira
  • Botanical Name: Amaranthus tricolor L.

Status & Habitat

  • Status: Common
  • Habitat: Herb
  • Occurrence: Farm bunds, Barren lands, Farms
  • Season of Availability: Year-round
  • Geography: Tropical Asia
  • Method of Propagation: Seed propagation
  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Plant
  • 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: Seeds can be cooked and eaten; leaves can be eaten as a green vegetable.
  • As Medicine: Decoction of the roots can be used to treat piles and diarrhea; roots help heal pain and inflammation; used to aid digestion and weight loss
  • Cooking Without Prior Boiling: Yes
  • Boiling Before Cooking: No
  • Pickling: N/A
  • Brining: N/A
  • Fermenting: N/A
  • Drying for later Consumption: Yes, Seeds
  • Overall Method: Seeds can be eaten cooked like quinoa; leaves can be eaten raw in salads; amaranth flower can be made with seeds.

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Has anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Medicinal Benefit: Aids in treatment of blood disorders, piles, infectious symptoms of tuberculosis, heavy menstrual bleeding, leucorrhea

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Decoction of the roots can be used to treat piles and diarrhea; roots help heal pain and inflammation; used to aid digestion and weight loss

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Use leaves in salads (eat raw).

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Tandalya / तांदळा / Amaranth / Rajgira / Amaranthus tricolor L.

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