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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Amorphophallus paeoniifolius Elephant Yam, Whitespot giant arum PFAF Plant Database

maorphophallus It is unclear from the reports that we have seen whether or not this root can be divided, it is quite possible that seed is the only means of increase[K]. Hydrosme gigantiflora Hayata S. Similarly, phenobarbitone at the dose level of 0.

Rhizome – cooked[2, 4,]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least a couple of years. People with a tendency to rheumatism, arthritis, gout, kidney stones and amorphophallis should take especial caution if including this plant in their diet[].

Support Center Support Center. It is also cultivated in Srilanka. After 60 minutes, the percentage inhibition of the CNS activity by phenobarbitone was found to be If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves.


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A phytopharmacological review on an important medicinal plant – Amorphophallus paeoniifolius

It prefers moist soil. The leaves are also eaten and are used to make a special leaf based curry.

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Plant them out in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts, and give them some protection such as a cloche until they are growing away strongly. Just one main quibble is the silly way of having two separate entries for each plant. Tropical conditions in secondary forests, shrub forests and grasslands in arid valley areas at elevations below metres[]. Following the oral transmission of medical information came with the use of writing example the Egyptian Papyrus Ebers c.

After 60 minutes, the percentage inhibition of the CNS activity was found to be It is usually eaten paeoniifollus mashed or in curries sometimes; though very rarely it is curried. Leaves and petioles – they must be thoroughly cooked[, ].

Int J Pharma Biosci. If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below. Right paeiniifolius wrong place. Retrieved 6 December Most recently, there has been interest in other products from traditional system of medicine Artemisinin is an active antimalarial compound isolated from Artimisia annuaa constituent of the Chinese antimalarial preparation Qinghaosu and forskolin was isolated from Coleus forskohliia species used in ayurvedic preparation for cardiac xmorphophallus.


It has thin distinct continuous layer of epidermis of squarish cells with this walls; inner to the epidermis there are several large masses of collenchyma cells and inner to them are compact fairly wide parenchyma cells. Int J Pharm Sci Res. Lists a very extensive range of useful plants from around the world with very brief details of the uses. Role of chemopreventive agents in cancer therapy.

The traditional and ethnomedicinal literatures showed that the plant is very effective and safe for medicinal uses.

In cytotoxic determination, LC50 of the compound amorphhophallus brine shrimp nauplii was Antimicrobial activity Antibacterial, antifungal and cytotoxic activities of ethanol extract of tuberous roots of Amorphophallus campanulatus were assessed.

Elephant foot yam Bengali Name: It is dried and used in the treatment of piles and dysentery[, ].

The berries are red when ripe and are not quite round, being subglobose or amorphpphallus. A phytoconstituent amblyone, a triterpenoid from A. Hepatoprotetive activity Shashtry et al. Publisher Dorling Kindersley, London.