Lamda Mati / लामदा माती / Ceropegia sp.

Local Name: Lamda Mati / लामदा माती

Common Name:

Botanical Name: Ceropegia sp.

Status & Habitat

  • Status: LC (Least Concern)

  • Habitat: Climber

  • Occurrence: Rocky ledges within forests

  • Season of Availability: N/A

  • Geography: Philippines

  • Method of Propagation: N/A

  • Part used for Propagation: N/A

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Tuber

  • Can be Eaten Raw: Yes

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: N/A

  • Ripe: N/A

  • Both Raw & Ripe: N/A

  • Dangerous Form to Consume: N/A

  • As Food: N/A

  • As Medicine: N/A

  • Cooking Without Prior Boiling: N/A

  • Boiling Before Cooking: N/A

  • Pickling: N/A

  • Brining: N/A

  • Fermenting: N/A

  • Drying for later Consumption: N/A

  • Overall Method: Tubers eaten raw; leaf and stem used for medicinal purposes.

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: High water content.

  • Medicinal Benefit: Used as a tonic, good for mental health, digestive ailments, fever reducer

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Tubers may be eaten as a survival/famine food.


  • Tribal Recipe: Eat raw tubers as a famine food or for moisture.