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Colocasia esculenta - Aaluki, Green 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.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
The bioactive constituents and antioxidant activities of raw, fried and decoctions of cocoyam (Colocasia esculenta) tubers were investigated.
|English||Taro, cocoyam, Green taro|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
|Simple||Non-Palm Foliage (Cordate)||Foliar Venation is Pinnate / Net and Foliar Margin is Entire - Wavy / Undulate|
|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. Flowering from September to October|
|Round||Clearly grooved lengthwise, Lowest hooked hairs aligned towards crown||With hooked hairs||Fruiting from September to October|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- Vishatinduka Taila as root juice extract
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
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.