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Amorphophallus paeoniifolius. Plants being grown as a food crop in a woodland garden. Photograph by: Manojk Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike Amorphophallus paeoniifolius is a PERENNIAL growing to m (2ft 7in). It is hardy to zone (UK) The species is monoecious (individual flowers are either. Amorphophallus paeoniifolius (Dennst.) Amorphophallus paeoniifolius var. campanulatus Sivad., Taxon (), not validly publ.

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Paeoniifolius Binomial name Amorphophallus paeoniifolius Dennst.

The elephant-foot yam is widely used in Indian medicine and is recommended as a remedy in all three of the major Indian medicinal systems: AyurvedaSiddha and Unani. Conophallus sativus Blume Schott Dracontium paeoniifolium Dennst.

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Amorphophallus paeoniifolius

Please view the copyright link for more information. Caution is advised, see anorphophallus above on probable toxicity. Pharmacognostic evaluation and phytochemical analysis of tuber of Amorphophallus paeoniifolius. The fresh root acts as an acrid stimulant and expectorant, it is much used in India in the treatment of acute rheumatism[, ]. Top view of the flowering spathe. More research is needed to isolate the constituents responsible for the biological actions.

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Role of chemopreventive agents in amorphophaklus therapy. The veins parallel, meeting at the ends forming intra marginal veins. This high allelic diversity indicates that the markers are suitable for a population study in A.

Flowering spathe Photograph by: Evaluation of Analgesic activity of methanolic extract of Amorphophallus paeoniifolius tuber by tail flick and acetic acid-induced writhing response method. You can say that again Traditional uses The corms are acrid, astringent, thermogenic, irritant, anodyne, anti-inflammatory, anti-haemorrhoidal, haemostatic, expectorant, carminative, digestive, appetizer, stomachic, anthelmintic, liver tonic, aphrodisiac, emmenagogue, rejuvenating and tonic.

Blackwell Publishing Ltd; From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. The midrib has a thin epidermal layer of circular to rectangular cells with thin walls, centrally made up of wide air chamber, thick masses of sclerenchyma cells and parenchyma cells. Click on images to enlarge Inflorescence.

It was also observed that no clinical trials have been done so far. Int J Pharm Res Dev. After 60 minutes, the percentage inhibition of the CNS activity by phenobarbitone was found to be Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.


Complementary and alternative medicine: Effect of Genistein on in vitro and in vivo Models of Cancer. Just one main quibble is the silly way of having two separate entries for each plant. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern.

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India has a rich heritage of traditional medicine and the traditional health care system has been flourishing in many countries. Later in the second day, the female flower will no longer be receptive of pollens, the male flowers will start to bloom, and the inflorescence will open again. The peaoniifolius leaf constants Stomalal number and Index, Vein islet and termination number, Palisade ratio were determined as a measure of quantitative microscopical standards.