Significance of amorphophallus paeoniifolius in indigenous medical traditions


This abstract delves into the phytopharmacological importance of Amorphophallus paeoniifolius, commonly known as the elephant foot yam, within the context of traditional medicinal practices. A. paeoniifolius has long been revered for its therapeutic properties and cultural significance in traditional medicine. This study aims to systematically explore and document the plant's phytochemical composition and pharmacological attributes, shedding light on its potential as a valuable resource in healthcare. The investigation involves a comprehensive review of the traditional uses of A. paeoniifolius, drawing upon indigenous knowledge and practices. Additionally, modern phytochemical analysis techniques, including chromatography and spectrometry, are employed to identify and quantify bioactive compounds present in the plant. These compounds, such as alkaloids, flavonoids, and terpenoids, contribute to the medicinal properties associated with A. paeoniifolius.The study also addresses the diverse therapeutic applications of the plant, encompassing anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, and analgesic properties. Furthermore, the research explores potential mechanisms of action and evaluates the safety profile of A. paeoniifolius, laying the groundwork for its integration into contemporary healthcare practices. By bridging traditional wisdom with modern scientific methodologies, this study provides a comprehensive understanding of the phytopharmacological significance of Amorphophallus paeoniifolius, offering insights that may contribute to the development of novel therapeutic interventions rooted in traditional medicinal knowledge.

  • Phytopharmacology,
  • Amorphophallus paeoniifolius,
  • Traditional Medicinal,
  • Elephant Foot Yam,
  • Bioactive Compounds.
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GUPTA, D. ., DANGI, C. B. S. ., SIDDIQUI, S. ., SIDDIQUI, S. ., & SINGH, B. B. (2022). Significance of amorphophallus paeoniifolius in indigenous medical traditions. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Studies, 5(12), 01–11. Retrieved from

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