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Ambuti / अंबुती / Begonia / Begonia crenata

Local Name: Ambuti / अंबुती

Common Name: Begonia

Botanical Name: Begonia crenata

Ambuti / अंबुती / Begonia / Begonia crenata

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Herb

  • Occurrence: Rocks with moss near water

  • Season of Availability: July - October

  • Geography: Forests, understory areas, and along stream banks

  • Method of Propagation: Leaf cuttings

  • Part used for Propagation: Leaves

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Leaves

  • Can be Eaten Raw: Yes

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: No

  • Ripe: No

  • Both Raw & Ripe: No

  • Dangerous Form to Consume: N/A

  • As Food: Leaves can be eaten raw or used as a condiment in curries

  • As Medicine: N/A

  • Cooking Method: Used as a condiment

  • Preservation / Curing Technique: N/A

  • Does Require Another Plants to be cooked together: No

  • Souring Agents Required: N/A

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: N/A

  • Medicinal Benefit: N/A

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Ambuti Leaves are used as a condiment in the preparation of crab curries for its sour taste


  • Tribal Recipe: N/A