Sol / सोल / Sol / Cryptocoryne spiralis

Local Name: Sol / सोल

Common Name: Sol

Botanical Name: Cryptocoryne spiralis

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Herb

  • Occurrence: Riverbank

  • Season of Availability: Year-round

  • Geography: India

  • Method of Propagation: Vegetative propagation

  • Part used for Propagation: Tuber

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Young Leaves

  • Can be Eaten Raw: Yes

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: Yes

  • Ripe: N/A

  • Both Raw & Ripe: N/A

  • Dangerous Form to Consume: N/A

  • As Food: Leaves are mixed with Besan (Bengal Gram Flour) and made into Vadis

  • As Medicine: Rhizomes are used to cure fevers, jaundice, boils, diarrhoea and vommitting in infants

  • Cooking Without Prior Boiling: Yes

  • Boiling Before Cooking: Yes

  • Pickling: N/A

  • Brining: N/A

  • Fermenting: N/A

  • Drying for later Consumption: N/A

  • Overall Method: N/A

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: N/A

  • Medicinal Benefit: Vomiting in infants, cough and stomach ailments. Cures Itching

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Leaves contain anti-itch properties; rhozome extracts help with cough, fever and nausea.


  • Tribal Recipe: Rhizome extract for blood pressure, cough, fever, nausea:
    - Crush rhizomes into water or alcohol
    - Leave in a sealed jar to infuse
    - Strain.