Amorphophallus paeoniifolius (Dennst.) Nicolson (= Amorphophallus campanulatus Decne.)
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|Amorphophallus paeoniifolius (Dennst.) Nicolson (= Amorphophallus campanulatus Decne.)|
Myanmar: wa-u-bin, wa-u-pin. Japanese: shinasoo. English: elephant yam, cobra plant.
Paleotropics. Found only in Myanmar’s temperate regions; grows naturally.
Least Concern [LC] ( IUCN 2017).
Tuber: Used to prevent sagging belly in women and enlargement of the bladder. They are also used to trim the body and clear the complexion, to prevent palpitations in older people, and to stop the formation of excess fat and solidified fatty deposits in the body.
In its genus, this species is considered one of the most effective medicinally and subsequently one of the most desired by international buyers.
The medicinal uses of this species in India are discussed in Jain and DeFilipps (1991).
Agricultural Corporation (1980).
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