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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Safety of the whole plant was concluded in the review. In Chhattisgarh it is called zimmikanda.

Amorphophallus paeoniifolius

The leaves are also eaten and are used to make a special leaf based curry. The observed and expected heterozygosities ranged from 0. Pharmacoviglance of Ayurvedic medicines in India.

Now containing plants. Anti-inflammatory activity Methanol extract apeoniifolius Amorphophallus paeoniifolius has prominent anti-inflammatory activity while the chloroform extract has milder activity.

The results were found to be significant by reducing the elevated enzyme levels, increasing the protein level and attenuating the damaged hepatocytes toward the normal texture. A spontaneous dose dependent CNS depressant activity was observed with pet-ether extract, diazepam, and phenobarbitone in Swiss albino mice.

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It is usually eaten as mashed or in curries sometimes; though very rarely it is curried. Pharmacognostic evaluation amorphphallus phytochemical analysis of tuber of Amorphophallus paeoniifolius.


Retrieved 5 February Sat Feb 19 According to the report by the World Bank intechnical paper numberit is apparent that the significance of plant based medicines has been increasing all over the world. Amorphophallus paeoniifoliusareaceae, phytopharmacological review, amorphophlalus. Disc diffusion technique was used for in vitro antibacterial and antifungal screening.

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Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3. The midrib has a thin epidermal layer of circular to rectangular cells with thin walls, centrally made up of wide air chamber, thick masses of sclerenchyma cells and parenchyma cells.

Abstract Amorphophallus paeoniifolius is used for long period in various chronic diseases therapeutically. Proper use of these different types of medicines has therefore become a concern. Not for the casual reader.

A phytopharmacological review on an important medicinal plant – Amorphophallus paeoniifolius

Population in developing countries depends mainly on the indigenous traditional medicine for their primary healthcare needs. Habitats Loose leafy detritus in moist shady habitats[]. It prefers moist soil. From the dose response curve the effective dose ED 50 for the CNS depressant activity was calculated to be approx. Int J Pharm Biosci. Details of commercial cultivation, planting material production and about a unique Revolving Fund Scheme run by the author are described in the website.


This is a QR code short for Quick Response which gives fast-track access to our website pages. 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. Charaka Samhitaan Ayurvedic classic describes all the adverse reactions to medicines when they are prepared or used inappropriately.

Caution is advised, see notes above on possible toxicity. The leaf has dorsiventral lamina with a thick adaxial epidermis and a thin abaxial epidermis. Retrieved 6 December Consequently, an increase in traditional tread in herbal medicines and other type of traditional medicines has occurred.

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

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After 60 minutes diazepam 0. A review of common reasons of possible adversity in Ayurvedic practice.