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Colocasia esculenta - Aaluki, Green Taro

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Aaluki, Keshavanagadde, Taro

Aaluki or Taro commonly refers to the plant Colocasia esculenta. The most widely cultivated species of several plants in the Araceae family which are used as vegetables for their corm, leaves, and petioles.

Uses

Ear ache , Otorrhoea, Internal hemorrhages, Inflamed glands, Buboes, Asthma, Piles, Diarrhea

Parts Used

Leaves, Stem, All parts.

Chemical Composition

The bioactive constituents and antioxidant activities of raw, fried and decoctions of cocoyam (Colocasia esculenta) tubers were investigated.[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Kesavedantu, Keshavanagadde
Hindi Arvi, Ashukachu
Malayalam Chempu, Chempakizhanna
Tamil Sempu, shamakkilangu
Telugu Chamadumpa, Chamagadda
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit
English Taro, cocoyam, Green taro


Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Guna

Veerya

Vipaka

Karma

Prabhava

Habit

Evergreen Perennial

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple Non-Palm Foliage (Cordate) Foliar Venation is Pinnate / Net and Foliar Margin is Entire - Wavy / Undulate

[2]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual 4-10cm long Yellow / Golden 5-10 Flower Grouping is Cluster / Inflorescence and Inflorescence Type is Spathe & Spadix

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Round Clearly grooved lengthwise, Lowest hooked hairs aligned towards crown With hooked hairs {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds.

How to plant/cultivate

Taro is a plant of the moist to humid tropics, where it can be grown at elevations up to 2,700 metres.[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Trophical areas, Humid region.

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