ENVIS Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Saturday, August 15, 2020

Edible Leaves

 

Edible Leaves
 
 
S. No.
Botanical name/Common name
Family
Edible part
1
Abelmoschus manihot (H)
Malvaceae
Leaves are cooked and eaten
2
Bacopa monnieri (H)
(Brahmi)
Scrophulariaceae
Leaves and tender stalks are eaten in West Bengal
3
Capparis spinosa (S)
(Ber, Kabra)
Capparidaceae
Used as green vegetable
4
Dendrocnide sinuata (S)
(Utigun)
Urticaceae
Used as vegetable
5
Embelia subcoriacea (S)
Myrsinaceae
Cooked as vegetable
6
Fagopyrum cymosum (H)
Polygonaceae
Cooked as vegetable
7
Garcinia lanceafolia (T)
Clusiaceae
Cooked as vegetable
8
Hemidesmus indicus (S)
(Anantmul)
Asclepiadaceae
Leaves are chewed
9
Impatiens balsamina (H)
(Gulmendi)
Balsaminaceae
Edible
10
Lactuca serriola (H)
(Kahu)
Asteraceae
Used after cooking
11
Maclura cochinchinensis (S)
(Dammar, Kangu)
Moraceae
Edible
12
Natsiatum herpeticum (C)
Icacinaceae
Eaten as vegetable
13
Oenanthe javanica (H)
Apiaceae
Used as vegetable
14
Paeonia emodi (H)
(Ud-salap)
Paeoniaceae
Eaten as vegetable
15
Ranunculus sceleratus (H)
Ranuculaceae
Used as vegetable after boiling
16
Salsola kali (S)
Chenopodiaceae
Tender shoots boiled and eaten
17
Tamarindus indica (T)
(Amli, Imli)
Caesalpinaceae
Used as vegetable
18
Urtica hyperborean (S)
Urticaceae
Used as vegetable (dried and fresh)
19
Vaccinium sprengelii (S)
Vacciniaceae
Used as vegetable
20
Wrightia orborea (T)
Apocynaceae
Used as vegetable
21
Zanthaxylum rhesta (T)
(Badrang)
Rutaceae
Used as vegetable
 
 
 
B- Bamboo, C- Climber, H- Herb,  S- Shrub,  T- Tree
Source: Dwivedi, A.P. Forests: The non-wood resources. Dehradun, IBD.