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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Amorphophallus konjac?
If you know websites containing any information about Amorphophallus konjac please link to them.
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Here is some basic information about Amorphophallus konjac and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Amorphophallus konjac.

 

Amorphophallus konjac basic info
Scientific Name: Amorphophallus konjac K. Koch.
Family: Araceae.
Genus: Amorphophallus.
Common names in English: elephant-yam, konjac, leopard-palm, snake-palm, umbrella arum.
For common names of Amorphophallus konjac in different languages - See link
Description: Konjac , also known as konjak, konjaku, konnyaku potato, devil's tongue, voodoo lily, snake palm, or elephant yam (though this name is also used for A. paeoniifolius), is a plant of the genus Amorphophallus. It is native to warm subtropical to tropical eastern Asia, from Japan and China south to Indonesia (USDA hardiness Zone 6-11). It is a perennial plant, growing from a large corm up to 25 cm in diameter. The single leaf is up to 1.3 m across, bipinnate, and divided into numerous leaflets. The flowers are produced on a spathe enclosed by a dark purple spadix up to 55 cm long. - for more info about Amorphophallus konjac See link

 

Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Amorphophallus konjac
*The information in this list is based on the ethnobotanical data in Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases.
Dr. Duke does not recommend using this information for self diagnosis or self medication. - See link

 

Amorphophallus konjac in other websites
Amorphophallus konjac common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for academic researches with the search term Amorphophallus konjac - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Amorphophallus konjac - See link.

 

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