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 – Useful Tropical Plants

Cytotoxicity was determined against brine shrimp nauplii. Feeding values and anti-nutritive factors of forage tree legumes. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.

Oxalate accumulation in forage plants: Minerals have functions in the body that include as enzymatic regulation, acid-base processes, bone growth and muscle stimulation. Because of its production potential and popularity as a vegetable in various cuisines, it can be raised as a cash crop. 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 disorders.

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Out of these drugs derived from traditional system, are of mineral and animal origin while the rest are of the vegetable origin. Further studies about the probable receptors for central nervous system depressant activity of Amorphophallus paeoniifolius from synergistic drug interaction have been done which found that pet-ether extract has more synergistic activity on the CNS depression with diazepam than phenobarbitone.

Taste of corm is quite characteristic and is acrid. The ethanol and aqueous extract of corms showed antioxidant and hepatoprotective activity CCl 4 induced hepatic damage.

Amorphophallus paeoniifolius

A stout herbaceous plant with underground hemispherical depressed dark brown corm; leaves compound, large, solitary, petiole stout, mottled, cm long, leaflets 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.


Good descriptions of the plants with terse notes on their uses. This shows its high nutritional significance as food supplement. Calcium and phosphorus are the major minerals that the body requires in large quantities. Phytic acid chelates with minerals to produce phytates Large zones of inhibition were observed in disc diffusion antibacterial screening against four Gram positive bacteria Bacillus subtilisbasillus megateriumStaphylococcus aureus and Sreptococcus pyrogens and six Gram negative bacteria Escherichia coli, Shigella sonnei, Shigella flexneri, Pseudomonus aerogenosa and Salmonella typhi.

In view of its diverse medicinal applications and edible usage, the present study was undertaken to quantification of medicinally important biomarker compound and evaluation of nutritional values; this type of studies in this species is not reported so far.

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Phytochemical and Nutritional Evaluation of Amorphophallus campanulatus (Roxb.) Blume Corm

Further, from the dose response curve the effective dose ED 50 for the CNS depressant activity was calculated to be 0. General description English Name: Anonymous, The Ayurvedic Formulary of india.

Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Description An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Proper use of these different types of medicines has therefore become a concern. Particulars amodphophallus pharmacological activities, phytochemical isolation, toxicity studies etc.

This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3. You can say that again The proximate and mineral compositions were determined according to the AOAC 7 methods. Cyanides and their toxicity: Amorhpophallus transverse section of leaf shows dorsiventral nature with prominent midrib with lamina attached on the adaxial part spreading laterally. The methanolic extract of A.

In vitro anti-Inflammatory activity of selected oxalate-degrading probiotic bacteria: Numerous amorphophhallus rubiaceous or parallel celled stomata are present only in lower epidermis. The phytochemical screening shows the presence of steroids, in the petroleum ether extract of Amorphophallus paeoniifolius tubers.

Selection of oxalate-degrading rumen bacteria in continuous cultures. In vitro shoot regeneration in elephant Foot Yam, Amorphophallus campanulatus Blume. Filter the extract quantitatively into a evaporating dish and evaporate off the solvent on a water campanulahus.


Ant nutritional factors of false yam Icacina trichantha flour. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Cultivation of medicinal plants with laboratory generated species is being attempted on the basis of chemical composition and is likely to be used in increased manner for commercial purposes. Thus, the elephant foot yam can be used for food or feed but because of its anti nutritional valueit must be processed before consumption.

Endogenous toxins and mycotoxins in forage grasses and their effects on livestock. Hydrogen cyanide HCN is widespread in the plant kingdom and mainly exists in the form of cyanogenic glucosides The gross energy value was determined with a bomb calorimeter. Hay and silage should be properly cured to ensure the loss of a majority of their cyanogenetic contents before being fed to livestock The mineral contents, including calcium Camagnesium Mg and phosphorus Pwere measured by dissolving ash samples in acids a mixture of HCl and HNO 3.

AyurvedaSiddha and Unani. Datasheet Description Click on the “Nutritional aspects” tab for recommendations for ruminants, pigs, poultry, rabbits, horses, fish and crustaceans.

This study was conducted to evaluate the nutrient and anti-nutrient compositions of wild elephant foot yams from East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. November 15, Copyright: Three independent analyses were performed for nutritional amorphophhallus, minerals and anti-nutrient contents. Phytic acid acts as strong chelator that forms protein and mineral compounds and is a common storage form for phosphorus in seeds Carbohydrate contents of each sample were calculated using the difference method as follows:.

The air chambers are circular or angular vary in size from wide to narrow being located in the central part; the sclerenchymatous cells are found in thick masses located along the periphery of the midrib; the polyhedral, thin walled parenchyma cells covers the remaining portion of the leaf with starch grains and calcium oxalate crystals. Siddha properties Siddha name- Karunai Kilangu.