Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Monocotyledon)
Family : Araceae
Genus : Amorphophallus
Species : campanulatus Blume ex. Decne.
Common Name
English Name : Elephant foot yam
Hindi Name : Zaminkand
Manipuri Name : Haopan
Other Details
Habit : Rhizomatous herb
Parts Use : Leaf
Preparation : Fresh petiole crushed with water for juice. Tender petioles are edible. Corms are edible and crushed for paste.
Mode of use : Fresh
Ingredients : Corms contain betulinic acid, b-sitosterol, stigmasterol, triacontane and b-sitosterol palmitate. Corms are irritant due to the composition of the corms is as arginine, histidine, leucine, lysine, methionine and valine.
Ailment Treated : The juice of the fresh petiole is given in insect-bite and tumours. Dried petiole is used for bleeding piles. Corms are astringent, irritant, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, carminative, appetizer, stomachic and liver tonic.
Source : Cultivated and marketable.