Amorphophallus paeoniifolius is used for long period in various chronic diseases therapeutically. Aim of the current review is to search literature for the. Amorphophallus campanulatus (Roxb.) Blume (Araceae) is commonly known as Elephant foot yam. Corms are used in India in curries and pickles and are. Amorphophallus paeoniifolius. Plants being grown as a food crop in a woodland garden. Photograph by: Manojk Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

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Amorphophallus paeoniifolius

Elephant foot yam, botanically equated to Amorphophallus campanulatus Araceae. After 60 minutes, the percentage inhibition of the CNS activity was found to be Natural Toxicants in Feeds and Poisonous Plants. Growing in a woodland garden in southern India Photograph by: Similarly the hexane 1. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Morphological studies were done to determine the characteristics of leaves.

The nutrient compositions of elephant foot yam tubers vary according to where they are grown, the campanulqtus, the season, the water and climate situations 6.

Oxalic acid is strongly oxidized and exhibits mineral chelating activity. The elephant foot yam is a good source of minerals that can supply a large portion of the daily requirements of minerals in food or feed.


In al most all the traditional medical systems, the medicinal plants play a major role amorphopphallus constitute their backbone. Nutritional composition of two edible aroids.

The phytochemical screening shows the presence of steroids, in the petroleum ether extract of Amorphophallus paeoniifolius tubers. The nutrient content camanulatus A. The detected minerals included P From the dose response curve the effective dose ED 50 for the CNS depressant activity was calculated to be approx. Hydrosme gigantiflora Hayata S.

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A phytopharmacological review on an important medicinal plant – Amorphophallus paeoniifolius

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Elephant foot yam Bengali Name: This study was conducted to evaluate the nutrient and anti-nutrient compositions of wild elephant foot yams from East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Abstract Amorphophallus paeoniifolius is used for long period in various chronic diseases therapeutically.

General description English Name: Antimicrobial activity Antibacterial, antifungal and cytotoxic activities of ethanol extract of tuberous roots of Amorphophallus campanulatus were assessed. The leaves are large, solitary, tripartite; segments spreading, leaflets broad, sessile, obovate or aamorphophallus, acute and oblique at the base.


The tannin content in the elephant foot yams was 0. Calculate the percentage of acid-insoluble ash with reference to the air dried drug Figure 3. Quantitative and qualitative aspects of elephant foot yam. It is also cultivated in Srilanka.

Out of these drugs derived from traditional system, are of mineral and animal origin while the rest are of the vegetable origin. Year ISBN – Description Terse details of the medicinal properties of Nepalese plants, including cultivated species and a few imported herbs. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

This study will help researchers to uncover critical aspects of the nutrient composition of A. By using the reverse pharmacological approaches in natural drug discovery a potent and safe drug can be investigated from the plant for various chronic diseases like liver diseases, cancer, arthritis, and other inflammatory diseases.