Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Amorphophallus dubius

Botanical name : Amorphophallus dubius BI (A.sylvaticus Kunth)
Family : Araceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Vanasoorana, Vajrakanta, Kanana kanda

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Katu, Kashaya, Madhura
Guna : Guru, Snigdha
Virya : Ushna

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Wild yam.
Hindi : Vansooran, Bansooran
Malayalam : Kattuchena

Distribution – Throughout India growing wild in planes.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A perennial erect herb with hemispherical underground corm. Leaves compound, large, single, stout petioled; leaflets or variable size, male and female flower are in single inflorescence, covered with wide, pointed spathe; fruits berries, bright red when ripe, containing 2-3 small seeds.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, kapha, hemorrhoids, hemorrhage, arthritis, inflammation, vomiting, cough, anorexia, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, sexual weakness and general debility.
Useful part : Corms.

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