English :Rice bean
Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Species :umbellata. (Thunb.) Ohwi & Ohashi
Parts Used :Seed
Mode of Preparation :Seeds crushed for decoction or steamed for consumption. Seeds soaked for raw consumption or germination.
Mode of use :Decoction, Fresh
Ingredients :The nutritive food value of the crop likes protien (22%), fat (0.6%), carbonhydrates (59%), and fibre (5.20%). Vitamins likes A,B etc. are also found along with minerals.
Ailment Treated:Raw seed (germinated/sprouted) is good for health in general. Seed decoction is nutritive & a good protein source.
Source:Generally cultivated in valley areas.