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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A phytopharmacological review on an important medicinal plant – Amorphophallus paeoniifolius

Srikanthsmorphophallus Mahvish Jamal3 and Manish Wanjari 4. The berries are red when ripe and are not quite round, being subglobose or ovoid.

Amorphopuallus 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. Now containing plants. An on-line version is also available. Int J Pharma Biosci. QR Code What’s this?

These changes may have profound impact on the safety and efficacy of the Ayurveda drugs in the market.

Amorphophallus paeoniifolius Elephant Yam, Whitespot giant arum PFAF Plant Database

Hepatoprotetive activity Shashtry et al. Indian J Pharm Sci. 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.


Safety of the whole plant was concluded in the review. General description English Name: Loha – Suranava Loha, Surana Modaka [ 2021 ]. Elephant Yam, Whitespot giant arum. Trease and Evans pharmacognosy.

Pharmacoviglance of Ayurvedic medicines in India. Quality control of herbal drugs. Charaka also describes elegantly, several host-related factors as to be considered while selecting medicines in order to minimize adverse reactions like the constitution of the patient Prakritiage Vayamdisease Vikrutitolerance previous exposure Satmya amorphophalllus, psychological state Satwadigestive capacity Ahara-shakti etc.

Diazepam at the dose level of 0. Ayurvedic properties Rasa- Katu, Kashaya.

Trichopoulos D, Willett WC. Because of its production potential amorphophallua popularity as a vegetable in various cuisines, it can be raised as a cash crop.

Amorphophallus campanulatus Blume ex Decne. Antibacterial, antifungal and cytotoxic activities of amblyone isolated from Amorphophallus campanulatus.

WT-shared SalilMoolyath Public domain. Paeoniifolius was carried out. There are no illustrations.

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Int J Pharm Biol Res. Tuber depressed – globoseto about 30 cm in diameter, ca. Abstract Amorphophallus paeoniifolius is used for long period in various chronic diseases therapeutically. 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.


The traditional and ethnomedicinal literatures showed that the plant is very effective and safe for medicinal uses. After 60 minutes, the percentage inhibition of the CNS activity by pet-ether extract was found to be The results were further supported by histopathology of isolated rat liver.


Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Methanol extract of Amorphophallus paeoniifolius has prominent anti-inflammatory activity while the chloroform extract has milder activity.

Indian Medicinal Plants 3. In cytotoxic determination, LC50 of the compound against brine shrimp nauplii was It is then potted up in a warm greenhouse in spring ready to be planted out after the last expected frosts.

Anonymous, Flowering Plants of The World; p. 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. In antifungal screening the compound showed small zones of inhibition against Aspergillus flavus, Aspergilus niger and Rhizopus aryzae.

Pharmacological studies Toxicity studies Dey et al. After 60 minutes, the percentage inhibition of the CNS activity was found to be Leaves and petioles – they must be thoroughly cooked[, ]. Tropical conditions in secondary forests, shrub forests and grasslands in arid valley areas at elevations below metres[].

Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite markers in Amorphophallus paeoniifolius Dennst. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. A review of common reasons of possible adversity in Ayurvedic practice.