Rann Udid / रानउडीद / Mashaparni / Teramnus labialis var. mollis

  • Local Name: Rann Udid / रानउडीद
  • Common Name: Mashaparni
  • Botanical Name: Teramnus labialis var. mollis

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Climber

  • Occurrence: Semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests

  • Season of Availability: October-March

  • Geography: Tropical Asia

  • Method of Propagation: Seed propagation

  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Tender Pods, Leaves & Stem

  • Can be Eaten Raw: No

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: No

  • Ripe: N/A

  • Both Raw & Ripe: N/A

  • Dangerous Form to Consume: Raw plant

  • As Food: The seed is edible, and is boiled or roasted and cooked into a curry

  • As Medicine: Use root powder to treat inflammation; helps increase overall strength; helps treat blood disorders.

  • Cooking Without Prior Boiling: Needs to be soaked, roasted or boiled

  • Boiling Before Cooking: Yes

  • Pickling: N/A

  • Brining: N/A

  • Fermenting: N/A

  • Drying for later Consumption: Yes, Seeds

  • Overall Method: Seeds can be cooked into a curry.

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Rich in crude proteins.

  • Medicinal Benefit: Fever reducer, Stomach disorders, Used as a tonic, pain reliever, Rheumatism, Tuberculosis, Astringent

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Use root powder to treat inflammation; helps increase overall strength; helps treat blood disorders.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Seeds curry: the seeds are boiled in water and cooked with gravy prepared with onion, tomato, chili powder, turmeric powder, salt, and spices. The required quantity of water is added to maintain the consistency of the curry.