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Polynesian arrowroot is a perennial plant producing a single, leafy stem around 1 metre tall from a tuberous rootstock. The plant was at one time widely cultivated for its edible root in many areas of the tropics, especially in the Pacific Islands.
- 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
Tacca leontopetaloides can be used in Food. Tubers are repeatedly washed with water to remove bitterness and are then boiled and consumed.
The chemical compositions of Tacca flour were 0.66 % total of nitrogen, 0.91% lipid, 0.05% ash and 85.7% starch content on dried weight.
|Kannada||ದೈವಕಂದ Daeva kaanda, ಹಂದಿಗೆಡ್ಡೆ Handigedde|
|English||African arrowroot, Batflower|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Tacca leontopetaloides Contains the Following nutritional components like - Vitamin-B and C; Phytate, Oxalate; Saponins; Calcium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Sulphur, Zinc
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List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Commonly seen growing in areas
- Indian Medicinal Plants by C.P.Khare
- "Forest food for Northern region of Western Ghats" by Dr. Mandar N. Datar and Dr. Anuradha S. Upadhye, Page No.146, Published by Maharashtra Association for the Cultivation of Science (MACS) Agharkar Research Institute, Gopal Ganesh Agarkar Road, Pune
- Common names