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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The plants are herbaceous and belong to the Araceae family, which is a native crop of South Asia that is widely distributed in India, Malaysia, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Southeast Asia 1 – 4. Complementary and alternative medicine: Year ISBN Description An excellent, in-depth look at the camppanulatus vegetable crops that can be grown in the Tropics, plus many less well-known plants.

Analgesic activity was evaluated by acetic acid induced writhing response and tail flick method in mice respectively. Phytochemical and Nutritional Evaluation of Amorphophallus campanulatus Roxb. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Pharmacological studies Toxicity studies Dey et al. 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.

A phytopharmacological review on an important medicinal plant – Amorphophallus paeoniifolius

The standard drug Diclofenac sodium showed significant increase in analgesic activity when compared with the control group of animals. Home Publications Conferences Register Contact. The phytochemical screening shows the presence of steroids, in the petroleum ether extract of Amorphophallus paeoniifolius tubers.

A spontaneous dose dependent CNS depressant activity was observed with pet-ether extract, diazepam, and phenobarbitone in Swiss albino mice. The corm is a hot carminative in the form of a pickle.

Ann Jose ankara escort. Phytic acid acts as strong chelator that forms protein and amrphophallus compounds and is a common storage form for phosphorus in seeds A known quantity of dried plant material was extracted in a Soxh let apparatus with hexane, chloroform, acetone, alcohol and then water successively. The detected minerals included P The mineral contents, including calcium Camagnesium Mg and phosphorus Pwere measured by dissolving ash samples in acids a mixture of HCl and HNO amprphophallus.


The growth depressing and toxic effects of tannins to chicks. The oxalate concentration was Hydrogen cyanide HCN is widespread in the plant kingdom and mainly exists in the form of cyanogenic glucosides The extracts were found not only to paralyze Vermifuge but also to kill the earthworms Vermicidal.

In cytotoxic determination, LC50 of the compound against brine shrimp nauplii was Method for estimation of tannin in grain sorghum.

In Chhattisgarh it is called zimmikanda. A detailed nutritional analysis has also been carried out for quantitative evaluation of active nutrient components to determine calorific value for edible usage.

Corms are used in India amorphopnallus curries and pickles and are ascribed in vitiated conditions of vata and kapha, arthralgia, elephantiasis, tumours, inflammations, haemorrhages, vomiting, cough, bronchitis, amorphophalus, anorexia, dyspepsia, flatulence, colic constipation, helminthiasis hepatopathy, splenopathy, amenorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea, seminal weakness, fatigue, anaemia and general debility.

Calcium and phosphorus are the major minerals that the body requires in large quantities.

In elephant foot yams, the phytate content is 0. The pet ether extract of A. The phytoconstituents which are present in the plant are mainly steroids and flavonoids which are responsible for the actions.

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Amorphophallus paeoniifolius

On quantitative estimation of primary metabolite showed the presence of total phenolics 0. In antifungal screening the compound showed cxmpanulatus zones of inhibition against Aspergillus flavus, Aspergilus niger and Rhizopus aryzae. Campanultus activity Shashtry et al. For the estimation of the fiber contents, the dry outcome of lipid estimation was ignited and the ash contents were determined and taken as equivalent to fibre contents [ 10 ].

Population in developing countries depends mainly on the indigenous traditional medicine for their primary healthcare needs. The nutrient and anti-nutrient compositions of a foodstuff affects its utilization as food or feed. The veins parallel, meeting at the ends forming intra marginal veins.

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The gross energy value was determined with a bomb calorimeter. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Traditional uses The corms are acrid, astringent, thermogenic, irritant, anodyne, anti-inflammatory, anti-haemorrhoidal, haemostatic, expectorant, carminative, digestive, appetizer, stomachic, anthelmintic, liver tonic, aphrodisiac, emmenagogue, rejuvenating and tonic.

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

Interestingly, the market demands for medicinal herbs is likely to remain high because many of the active ingredients in medicinal plants cannot yet be prepared synthetically.

A new standardized preparation, artemether has recently been introduced for treatment of drug resistant malaria, and new analogues of amorohophallus are being tested for a variety of uses. June 14, ; Accepted: Particulars of pharmacological activities, phytochemical isolation, toxicity studies etc. The stigmas of the female flowers will be receptive on the first day of the bloom, when the pungent smell will draw pollinating insects inside, and the inflorescence will close, trapping them for a night to allow the pollen deposited on the insect to be transferred to the stigmas.

The anatomical details of petiole was also studied. Not for the casual reader.

Carbohydrate contents of each sample were calculated using the difference method as follows:. Disc diffusion technique was used for in vitro antibacterial and antifungal screening.

Determination of extractive values: Hydrogen cyanide was observed csmpanulatus a level of 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.

Just one main quibble is the silly way of having two separate entries for each plant.