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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Indian J Pharm Sci. American nurseries but also research institutes and a lot of other nurseries from around the world. Business Horizons Publication; amorpho;hallus In al most all the traditional medical systems, the medicinal plants play a major role and constitute their backbone.

Particulars of pharmacological activities, phytochemical isolation, toxicity studies etc. Hydrosme gigantiflora Hayata S. India has a rich heritage of traditional medicine and the traditional health care system has been flourishing in many countries.

The phytochemical screening shows the presence of steroids, in the petroleum ether extract of Amorphophallus paeoniifolius tubers. Methanol extract of Amorphophallus paeoniifolius has prominent anti-inflammatory activity while the chloroform extract has milder activity. 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.

Introduction Importance of herbal medicines In spite of great advances of modern scientific medicine, traditional medicine is still the primary form of treating diseases of majority of people in developing countries including India; even among those to whom western medicine is available, the number of people using one form or another of complementary of alternative medicine is rapidly increasing worldwide.

Amorphophallus paeoniifolius – Wikispecies

It can grow in semi-shade light woodland or no shade. Adverse effects of Ayurvedic drugs: Cytotoxicity was determined against brine shrimp nauplii. You can unsubscribe at anytime. Amorphophallus paeoniifolius is a highly potential cash crop.


When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least a couple of years. The leaf is compound, solitary, petiole stout, mottled and tripartite showed microscopically dorsiventral in nature with epidermis, parenchyma, sclerenchyma, vascular bundles, air chambers, cell contents and no trichomes. Fruits produced in spikes.

Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. The top part is responsible for secreting mucus that gives off putrid, pungent smell that is used to attract pollinating insects, the middle part of the inflorescence contains staminate, and the base of the inflorescence contains pistillate.

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Microscopical features The anatomy of leaf and petiole was studied by taking the transverse sections oaeoniifolius by staining. The tubers are planted 15cm deep[1]. Good descriptions of the plants with terse notes on their uses. After 24—36 hours after the first bloom of the inflorescence, the inflorescence’s female flowers will start developing into berries bright red fruiting bodies, and other parts of the inflorescence will start wilting away. A corm and a flowering spathe Photograph by: Plants being grown as a food crop in a woodland garden Photograph by: More research is needed to isolate the constituents responsible for the biological actions.

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. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Amorphophallus paeoniifolius. This smell disappears once the flower has been pollinated[].

Amorphophallus paeoniifolius

Amorphophallus paeoniifolius – Dennst. In vitro screening of antimicrobial activity and Preliminary phytochemical screening of — suran. Int J Pharm Biol Res. For more information about QR Codes click here. Anonymous, The Ayurvedic Formulary of india.

In Bihar it is used in oal curry, oal bharta or chokha, pickles and chutney. It has thin distinct continuous layer of epidermis of squarish cells with this walls; inner to the epidermis there are several large masses of collenchyma cells and inner to them are compact fairly wide parenchyma cells.


The leaves are also eaten and are used to make a special leaf based curry. The plant was found to be potent analgesic, anti-inflammatory, CNS depressant, anthelmintic, antibacterial, antifungal and cytotoxic agent.

Similarly, phenobarbitone at the dose level of 0. Further studies about the probable receptors for central nervous system depressant activity of Amorphophallus paeoniifolius from synergistic drug interaction have been done which found that pet-ether extract has more synergistic activity on the CNS depression with diazepam than phenobarbitone.

A detailed pharmacognostic morphological, anatomical work and quantitative microscopic standards for the leaves of A. Loha – Suranava Loha, Surana Modaka [ 2021 ]. A phytoconstituent amblyone, a triterpenoid from A. 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 Satmyapsychological state Satwadigestive capacity Ahara-shakti etc.

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The mesophyll tissue is made up of narrow band of palisade cells with abaxial spongy cells; the palisade cells are short, single layered conical in shape; the spongy mesophyll has few layers of much lobed and loosely arranged cells enclosing air chambers.

QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras. Tropical conditions in secondary forests, shrub forests and grasslands in arid valley areas at elevations below metres[]. Thu Apr 14 amorphphallus The observed and expected heterozygosities ranged from 0. Safety of the whole plant was concluded in the review.