Sevvalli kodi 200gm


BOTANICAL NAME:Dioscorea alata

Rasa valli kilangu,Sevvalli kodi in Tamil,

thuppa genasu  in Kannada,

kachil  in Malayalam


Dioscorea alata, known as purple yam or many other names, is a species of yam, a tuberous root vegetable. The tubers are usually vivid violet to bright lavender in colour, hence the common name, but they may sometimes be plain white. It is sometimes confused with taro and the Okinawa sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas cv. Ayamurasaki), although D. alata is also grown in Okinawa where it is known as beniimo . With its origins in the Asian tropics, D. alata has been known to humans since ancient times.


  • Presence of high level of Vitamin B6 in Dioscorea Alata reduces depression among women.
  • The pace of converting the carbohydrates present in Dioscorea Alata into sugar is very sluggish, hence, helps to curb the increase of blood sugar level in the human body.
  • Dioscorea Alata elements prove beneficial for human urinary, respiratory and nervous systems.
  • High manganese content in Dioscorea Alata increases the energy level in human body.