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Garudvel / गरुडवेल / Jewel Vine / Derris scandens

Local Name: Garudvel / गरुडवेल

Common Name: Jewel Vine

Botanical Name: Derris scandens

Garudvel / गरुडवेल / Jewel Vine / Derris scandens

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Woody Climber

  • Occurrence: Deciduous Forest areas

  • Season of Availability: Flowers during July-August

  • Geography: Indian subcontinent, China, Malaysia, Southeast Asia

  • Method of Propagation: Roots

  • Part used for Propagation: Softwood Stem Cutting

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Tuber, Leaves & Stem

  • Can be Eaten Raw: No

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: No

  • Ripe: No

  • Both Raw & Ripe: No

  • Dangerous Form to Consume: Raw plant

  • As Food: Vines and tubers are dried to brew tea

  • As Medicine: Tuber decoctions. Driend vines

  • Cooking Without Prior Boiling: N/A

  • Boiling Before Cooking: N/A

  • Pickling: N/A

  • Brining: N/A

  • Fermenting: N/A

  • Drying for later Consumption: Yes

  • Overall Method: Vines are dried to brew tea

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Anti-inflammatory, Anti-bacterial

  • Medicinal Benefit: Anti-bacterial, Anti-microbial, Anti-inflammatory

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Leaves and stems are used for blood purification. Tuber decoction is given to lactating mothers


  • Tribal Recipe: Tuber decoctions are prepared. Dried vines are brewed into tea

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