गृष्टिः - Dioscorea bulbifera

 

Name - वाराहीकन्दः

Botanical name - Dioscorea bulbifera

Description - Climbers with stem twining to left bearing bulbils in leaf axils. I eaves simple, cordate. Capsule oblong; seed winged at base only

Chemical Constituents- Tubers contain furanoid norditerpenes - Diosbulbins A, G, volatile acids, calcium oxalate, phenolics. Bulbils contain demethyl-batatasin IV, dihydrosrilbene -dihydroresveratrol.

Use - Tubers in powder form applied to ulcers, also used in piles and dysentery

Medicinal plants of India ; Ayurveda

01 September 2013

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