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Duduki / दुदुकी / Nervilia sp

Local Name: Duduki / दुदुकी

Common Name: Shield Orchids

Botanical Name: Nervilia sp

Duduki / दुदुकी / Nervilia sp

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Herb

  • Occurrence: Moist but not rocky soils

  • Season of Availability: Warmer parts of the year

  • Geography: Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Australia

  • Method of Propagation: Seed propagation

  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Leaves

  • Can be Eaten Raw: No

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: No

  • Ripe: No

  • Both Raw & Ripe: No

  • Dangerous Form to Consume: Raw plant

  • As Food: N/A

  • As Medicine: Used in ashtavarga and chyawanprash.

  • Cooking Method: N/A

  • Preservation / Curing Technique:

  • Does Require Another Plants to be cooked together:

  • Souring Agents Required:

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: N/A

  • Medicinal Benefit: Used in ashtavarga and chyawanprash.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Used in ashtavarga and chyawanprash.


  • Tribal Recipe: N/A