Pueraria tuberosa – Famine Foods

Pueraria tuberosa


India (Kumaon region, western Himalayas): tuberous roots eaten. (Uttar Pradesh, Balrampur region): new shoots eaten; roots, when small, are eaten raw; when large, the outer layer is removed and the roots then boiled and eaten. Ethnomedical uses: considered demulcent and refrigerant in fevers; useful as cataplasm for swollen joints. Reported to increase milk supply in animals.

Additional Information

Name Authority:
Hindi[?]: Bilai-Kand, Biralu, Birali panwa, Sural. Balrampur (shoots): Satawar. (roots): Belra kand

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