Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Amorphophallus paeoniifolius

Botanical name : Amorphophallus paeoniifolius (Dennst.) (A.companulatus (Decne.) Sivad
Family : Araceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Soorana, Vajrakanta

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

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Elephant foot yam.
Hindi : Suran, Jamikand
Malayalam : Chena

Distribution – Throughout India growing cultivated.

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, fruits berries, bright red when ripe, containing 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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