Kamal / Durpamati / कमल / Nymphea sp.

  • Local Name: Kamal / Durpamati / कमल
  • Common Name:
  • Botanical Name: Nymphea sp.

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Herb

  • Occurrence: Water bodies

  • Season of Availability: Warmer parts of the year

  • Geography: Worldwide

  • Method of Propagation: Seed propagation

  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: 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: Plant is eaten cooked; dried rhizomes powdered.

  • As Medicine: Used in ayurvedic medicine to treat diabetes, inflammation and liver disorders.

  • Cooking Method: Plant eaten cooked as a famine food or for medicinal purposes; dried rhizomes powdered into flour.

  • 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 and anti-diabetic properties.

  • Medicinal Benefit: Helps treat diabetes, inflammation, and liver disorders.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Used in ayurvedic medicine to treat diabetes, inflammation and liver disorders.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Sabji: remove fibrous skin from stems and cut them uniformly. Wash and drain stems, then heat oil in a pan. Sauté onions, green chillies, ginger-garlic paste with salt. Add turmeric, red chilli, coriander, garam masala, cumin powder, and sauté. Mix in water lily stems, cook covered until tender