Potential of Neglected and Underutilized Yams (Dioscorea spp.) for Improving Nutritional Security and Health Benefits
The ethnobotany of yam species is described in relation to their nutritional, anti-nutritional and pharmacological properties and the potentiality for food and nutritional security for combating the “hidden hunger” caused by micronutrient deficiencies is highlighted.
Natural antioxidant potential of selected underutilized wild yams (Dioscorea spp.) for health benefit
Evaluating the flavonoids content and antioxidant capacity of different wild and cultivated Dioscorea species of Koraput confirmed that some wild yam tubers have superior potential for scavenging deleterious free radicals effectively and should be promoted as natural source of antioxidants.
Nutritional, anti-nutritional and physico-functional properties of wild edible yam (Dioscorea spp.) tubers from Koraput, India
Growth and physiological response of lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus (D.C.) Stapf.) under different levels of fly ash-amended soil
- D. Panda, D. Panda, B. Padhan, M. Biswas
- Chemistry, MedicineInternational journal of phytoremediation
- 24 April 2018
The study suggests that lemongrass can be used for phytoremediation of fly ash at 25% amended soil.
Wild Tuber Species Diversity and Its Ethno-Medicinal Use by Tribal People of Koraput District of Odisha, India
The tuber species with highest fidelity level and use values in the present study may indicate the possible occurrence of valuable phytochemical compounds and it requires a search for potential new drugs to treat various ailments.
Improvement of Growth, Photosynthesis and Antioxidant Defense in Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Grown in Fly Ash-Amended Soil
- D. Panda, L. Mandal, J. Barik, S. Mishra, B. Padhan
- ChemistryProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 1 September 2019
Due to the hostile conditions created by fly ash, its utilization in vegetation is restricted. Therefore, fly ash with soil amendment may offer a suitable combination to support plant growth, with…
Evaluation of mineral bioavailability and heavy metal content in indigenous food plant wild yams (Dioscorea spp.) from Koraput, India
- B. Padhan, M. Biswas, N. K. Dhal, D. Panda
- Environmental ScienceJournal of food science and technology
- 31 August 2018
Wild yam (Dioscorea spp.) tubers, an indigenous food makes a significant contribution to the diets of tribal people of Koraput, India, and is suggested as the safe food sources for mass consumption and can be beneficial for health.
Genetic variability and inter species relationship between wild and cultivated yams (Dioscorea spp.) from Koraput, India based on molecular and morphological markers
- B. Padhan, A. Mukherjee, S. K. Mohanty, S. Lenka, D. Panda
- Biology, MedicinePhysiology and Molecular Biology of Plants
- 7 August 2019
Assessment of the level of genetic diversity of eight wild and one cultivated yam species of Koraput by using different morphological and molecular markers revealed significant variation in different yield and morphological traits was observed among the studied yamspecies.
Physiological response of metal tolerance and detoxification in castor (Ricinus communis L.) under fly ash-amended soil
Sprouting-Associated Changes in Nutritional and Physico-Functional Properties of Indigenous Millets from Koraput, India
- D. Panda, N. Sailaja, B. Padhan, K. Lenka
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 28 February 2019
The levels of sodium were lower as compared to potassium in all the studied millets which suggests that these millets are the safe food sources for mass consumption and can be beneficial to health.