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Ayurvedic Herb: (Suran)

Elephant yam - Amorphophallus campanulatus

Sanskrit Name:Suran
Hindi Name:Jamikand
English Name:Elephant yam
Latin Name:Amorphophallus campanulatus
Description:A tuberous, stout, indigenous herb, 1.0-1.5 m found almost throughout India. Tubers depressed, globose or hemispherical, dark brown out side, pale dull brown, sometimes almost white, with numerous long roots; leaves solitary, tripartite, 30-90 cm broad
Guna:Pacifies Kapha and Vata.
Usage:The corms are irritant due to the presence of calcium oxalate. It can also be made pickles. The stems can be used as cattle feed. They are rich in nutrients and minerals. They are carminative, aperient and expectorant. The fresh ones are an acrid stimulant and expectorant and increase appetite and taste. They are applied to treat acute rheumatism. They are also used in dysentery, piles and haemorrhoids.

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