Folk Amur, Latmi, Natmi (Bengal). Action Leaf—anti-inflammatory.

Amphicome emodi LindL

     Family Bignoniaceae.

Habitat Temperate Himalaya from Kashmir to Kumaon at 600—2700 m.
Folk Kaur (Kashmir).
Action Plant—febrifuge; used as a substitute for Swertia chirayita.

Amygdalus persica Linn. 45

An iridoid glycoside named amphicoside is reported from the plant.
Amorphophallus campanulatus
(Roxb.) Blume ex Decne.
     Family Araceae.
Habitat Native to tropical Asia; cultivated throughout India.
English Elephant-foot Yam.
Ayurvedic Suurana, Kanduula, Arshoghna, Kand-ayak, Kandala.
Unani Zamin-qand, Zamikand.
Siddha/Tamil Chenaikkizhangu. Kaathukarunai (wild var.)
Action Corm is prescribed in
bronchitis, asthma, abdominal pain, emesis, dysentery, enlargement of spleen, piles, elephantiasis, diseases due to vitiated blood, rheumatic
Along with other therapeutic applications,
The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India indicates the use of corm in prostatic hyperplasia.
(The corm is irritant due to the presence of calcium oxalate. It can be consumed after it is washed well and boiled in tamarind water or butter milk.)
The corm contains an active diastatic enzyme amylase, betulinic acid, tricontane, lupeol, stigmasterol, betasitosterol and its palmitate and glucose, galactose, rhamnose and xylose.
Intake of 3.6-7.2 g of konjac
(Amorphophallus konjac tuber) mannan for 90 days reduced the dose of insulin or hypoglycaemic drugs (in human clinical study). (Francis Brinker.)

Amorphophallus sylvatius Kunth. is equated with the wild var. of Suurana, used especially in the treatment of piles.
Dosage Dried corm—2—l0 g powder. (API Vol. III.) 3—5 g powder. (CCRAS.)
Amygdalus communis Linn.

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