Amorphophallus paeoniifolius medicinal uses

Amorphophallus paeoniifolius (Dennst.) Nicolson

In this article we will discuss about the elephant foot yam:- common name, scientific name, medicinal uses and photos.

Common name

  • English name: Elephant Foot Yam
  • Tamil: Anaittantu, Boomi sallaraikilangu, Camattilai
  • Hindi Name: Oal, Gandira, Jangli suran

Scientific name

  • Name: Amorphophallus paeoniifolius (Dennst.) Nicolson
  • Family: Araceae (Arum family)
  • Synonyms: Amorphophallus campanulatus, Pythion campanulatum, Arum phalliferum

Amorphophallus paeoniifolius medicinal uses

  • The plant tuber is used to improve appetite.
  • The tuber is also prescribed for bronchitis, asthma, abdominal pain, emesis, dysentery, enlargement of spleen, piles, elephantiasis, diseases due to vitiated blood, and rheumatic swellings.
  • The plant root is used for dysentery and treatment of acute rheumatisy.
  • The tuber dry powder mixed with curd and hot water is taken internally to cure jaundice.

Other uses:

  • The whole plant parts are eaten and cooked as vegetables.

Elephant foot yam photos

Amorphophallus paeoniifolius

Amorphophallus paeoniifolius habitat

Amorphophallus paeoniifolius

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