International Journal of Nutrition, Pharmacology, Neurological Diseases

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Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 90--96

Colocasia esculenta: A potent indigenous plant


Rakesh Prajapati, Manisha Kalariya, Rahul Umbarkar, Sachin Parmar, Navin Sheth 
 Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, Gujarat, India

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Rakesh Prajapati
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Saurashtra University, Rajkot - 360 005, Gujarat
India

Colocasia esculenta (CE) Linn. (Family: Araceae) is an annual herbaceous plant with a long history of usage in traditional medicine in several countries across the world, especially in the tropical and subtropical regions. The herb has been known since ancient times for its curative properties and has been utilized for treatment of various ailments such as asthma, arthritis, diarrhea, internal hemorrhage, neurological disorders, and skin disorders. The juice of CE corm is widely used for treatment of body ache and baldness. A wide range of chemical compounds including flavonoids, β-sitosterol, and steroids have been isolated from this species. Extracts from this plant have been found to possess various pharmacological activities. This contribution provides a comprehensive review of its ethnomedical uses, chemical constituents, and the pharmacological profile as a medicinal plant. Particular attention has been given to analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and hypolipidemic effects presented in this review in order to evaluate the potential use of this plant in pharmaceuticals.


How to cite this article:
Prajapati R, Kalariya M, Umbarkar R, Parmar S, Sheth N. Colocasia esculenta: A potent indigenous plant.Int J Nutr Pharmacol Neurol Dis 2011;1:90-96


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Prajapati R, Kalariya M, Umbarkar R, Parmar S, Sheth N. Colocasia esculenta: A potent indigenous plant. Int J Nutr Pharmacol Neurol Dis [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 Sep 29 ];1:90-96
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