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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Population in developing countries depends mainly on the indigenous traditional medicine for their primary healthcare needs. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3. Mon Apr 10 The standard drug Diclofenac sodium showed significant increase in analgesic activity when compared with the control group of animals. Effects of petroleum ether extract of Amorphophallus paeoniifolius tuber on central nervous nystem in mice.

Analgesic activity was evaluated by acetic acid induced writhing response and tail flick method in mice respectively. Articles needing additional references from March All articles needing additional references Articles with ‘species’ microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from May Commons category link is on Wikidata. It can grow in semi-shade light woodland or no shade.


Candida albicans was resistant against the compound.

Amorphophallus paeoniifolius – Useful Tropical Plants

In addition, minimum inhibitory concentration MIC was determined using serial paeoniifolius technique to determine the antibacterial potency.

Phytochemical investigation Santosa et al. Spadix sessileshorter or longer than spathe7 to about 70 cm long. The flower bud emerged from the corm as a purple shoot, and later blooms as a purple inflorescence. You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box.

Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Following the oral transmission of medical information came with the use of writing example the Egyptian Papyrus Ebers c.

Hence, a mechanism is required to be put in place to address them. Year ISBN Description An excellent treatment of the family Araceae, giving lots of information about the plants, how to grow them, their uses etc.

Some caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.

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Retrieved from ” https: The anatomical details of petiole was also studied. It is eaten as curry and is a delicacy among people of Chhattisgarh. AyurvedaSiddha and Unani. Numerous paracytic rubiaceous or parallel celled stomata are present only in lower epidermis.

J Agric Food Pasoniifolius. Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite markers in Amorphophallus paeoniifolius Dennst.


A new standardized preparation, artemether has recently been introduced for treatment of drug resistant malaria, and new analogues of forskolin are being tested for a variety of uses.

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The isolated flavonoid was characterized by spectral studies. Diazepam at the dose level of 0.

Synergistic depressant activity of Amorphophallus paeoniifolius in swiss albino mice. In spite of great advances of modern scientific medicine, traditional medicine is still the primary form of treating diseases of majority of people in developing countries including India; even among those to whom western medicine is available, the number of people using one form or another of complementary of alternative medicine is rapidly increasing worldwide.

Amorphophallus paeoniifolius

Amorphophallus paeoniifolius is a highly potential cash crop. In cytotoxic determination, LC50 of the compound against brine shrimp nauplii was Plants of the Arum Family.

Complementary and alternative medicine: Last update on You will receive a range of benefits including: The pistillate female and staminate male flowers are on the same plant and are crowded in cylindrical masses as an inflorescence.