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


Dioscorea bulbifera basic info
Scientific Name: Dioscorea bulbifera L..
Family: Dioscoreaceae.
Genus: Dioscorea.
Common names in English: air-potato, bitter yam, cheeky yam, potato yam.
For common names of Dioscorea bulbifera in different languages - See link
Description: Dioscorea bulbifera, the air potato, is a species of true yam in the yam family, Dioscoreaceae. It is native to Africa, southern Asia and northern Australia. Air potato has been used as a folk remedy to treat conjunctivitis, diarrhea and dysentery, among other ailments. - for more info about Dioscorea bulbifera See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Dioscorea bulbifera
*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


Dioscorea bulbifera in other websites
Dioscorea bulbifera 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 Dioscorea bulbifera - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Dioscorea bulbifera - See link.


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