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DIOSCOREA PENTAPHYLLA

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Synonym ► D. triphylla var. doemona Prain & Burkill.

Family ► Dioscoreaceae.

Habitat ► Native to tropical Asia; distributed throughout India.

Ayurvedic ► Vaaraahikanda (var., dry pieces are sold as Vidaarikanda).

Folk ► Kaantaalu.

Action ► Tubers contain 71.0780.77% carbohydrates, 8.68-15.93% albuminoids. Tubers are used to disperse swellings.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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