Pochi / पोची / Wool-Flower Blumea / Blumea eriantha

Local Name: Pochi / पोची

Common Name: Wool-Flower Blumea

Botanical Name: Blumea eriantha

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Herb

  • Occurrence: Degraded forests and fields

  • Season of Availability: November-April

  • Geography: Indian Subcontinent

  • Method of Propagation: N/A

  • Part used for Propagation: N/A

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Leaves

  • Can be Eaten Raw: No

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: N/A

  • Ripe: N/A

  • Both Raw & Ripe: N/A

  • Dangerous Form to Consume: Raw plant

  • As Food: Mostly used as medicine

  • As Medicine: Its extract can help with hair growth.

  • 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: Not cooked for eating.

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: N/A

  • Medicinal Benefit: Hair Loss

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Its extract can help with hair growth.


  • Tribal Recipe: Extract can be taken and applied to scalp regularly to help reduce hair loss.