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God Kand / Karanda / गोड़ कंद / करंदा / Aerial Potato / Dioscorea esculenta

Local Name: God Kand / Karanda / गोड़ कंद / करंदा

Common Name: Aerial Potato

Botanical Name: Dioscorea esculenta

God Kand / Karanda / गोड़ कंद / करंदा / Aerial Potato / Dioscorea esculenta
God Kand / Karanda / गोड़ कंद / करंदा / Aerial Potato / Dioscorea esculenta

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Climber

  • Occurrence: Edges or canopy gaps of forests or woodlands

  • Season of Availability: Warmer parts of the year

  • Geography: Island Southeast Asia

  • Method of Propagation: Roots

  • Part used for Propagation: Roots

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Bulbil & tuber

  • Can be Eaten Raw: No

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: No

  • Ripe: No

  • Both Raw & Ripe: No

  • Dangerous Form to Consume: Raw plant

  • As Food: Roots may be cooked, boiled, or fried and eaten (similar to yam).

  • As Medicine: Tubers can help treat cough, cold, stomach ache and rheumatism.

  • Cooking Method: Roots may be cooked, boiled, or fried and eaten (similar to yam).

  • Preservation / Curing Technique: N/A

  • Does Require Another Plants to be cooked together: No

  • Souring Agents Required: N/A


Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Anti-inflammatory activities

  • Medicinal Benefit: Helps treat cough, cold, stomachache, rheumatism.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Tubers can help treat cough, cold, stomach ache and rheumatism.

Recipes

  • Tribal Recipe: Heat roots in a pressure cooker and add salt and pepper; usually enjoyed with black tea.