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Elephant foot (Yam)

Amorphophallus paeoniifolius, is a tropical tuber crop grown primarily in Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the tropical Pacific islands. . The elephant foot yam is used as food in Island Southeast Asia, Mainland Southeast Asia, South Asia, New Guinea, Oceania, and Madagascar. Its origin and center of domestication was formerly considered to be India, where it is most widely utilized as a food resource in recent times. From Island Southeast Asia, they were also spread even further west into Madagascar, and eastwards to coastal New Guinea and Oceania by the Austronesian migrations, though they may have spread south into Australia without human intervention

The plant blooms annually around the beginning of the rainy season. The flower bud emerges from the corm as a purple shoot, and later blooms as a purple inflorescence. The pistillate (female) and staminate (male) flowers are on the same plant and are crowded in cylindrical masses as an inflorescence.

The elephant-foot yam is widely used in Indian medicine and is recommended as a remedy in all three of the major Indian medicinal systems: Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani. The corm is prescribed in those systems for a variety of ailments. The tuber is reported to be useful in the treatment of pilesThe corm is prescribed for bronchitis, asthma, abdominal pain, emesis, dysentery, enlargement of spleen, piles, elephantiasis, diseases due to vitiated blood, and rheumatic swellings.Pharmacological studies have shown a variety of effects, specifically antiprotease activity, analgesic activity, and cytotoxic activity,Anti-inflammatory activity, CNS activities, Anthelmintic activity, Hepatoprotetive activity.

In addition it has been found to be a potentiator for further reducing bacteria activity when used with antibiotics.


Family Araceae Odour Specific
Latin Name Amorphophallus paeon Herb Extract Ratio10:1
Sanskrit Name Kanduula Water solubility Water soluble- 70%
Common Name Elephant foot (Yam) Alkaloid Saponin 10% to 20%
Solvent Used Water Taste Bitter
Storage Condition Store in a Dry and cool place in double PP bag with container.Appearance Brown Powder

Total heavy metal NMT 10 ppm

  • Total heavy metal NMT 10 ppm
  • Arsenic NMT 1 ppm
  • Lead- NMT 0.3 ppm
  • Cadmium NMT 0.2 ppm
  • Mercury NMT 0.1 ppm
  • Total Plate Count NMT 1000 CFU/G
  • Yeast & Moulds NMT 100 CFU/G
  • E-Coli Absent
  • Salmonella Absent
  • Staphylococcus aureus Absent/G
  • Pseudomonas Absent/G
  • Chemical

    Flavonoid, Polymarphic Loci.

    Special Information


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