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taro

colocasiaesculenta, xanthosoma spp.
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Antinociceptive activity of the methanol extract of Colocasia esculenta stems was examined using previously described procedures (Shanmugasundaram and Venkataraman, 2005).
It is interesting to note that juice obtained from Colocasia esculenta is orally administered in some parts of India for treatment of pain (Halligudi, 2013).
The results obtained in the present study validate the folk medicinal use of leaves of Colocasia esculenta for alleviation of pain and for lowering blood sugar levels in diabetic patients.
Table 1: Effect of methanol extract of Colocasia esculenta leaves on blood glucose level in hyperglycemic mice following 120 minutes of glucose loading.
Interestingly, among the plants consumed by the poor villagers of Talbunia mostly during food scarcity, six plants, namely, Centella asiatica, Colocasia esculenta, Typhonium trilobatum, Chenopodium album, Ipomoea aquatica, and Lagenaria vulgaris are also used by the folk medicinal practitioners for treatment of helminthiasis.
English: Asian pennywort, Asiatic coinwort, Asiatic pennywort, Indian pennywort, Indian water navelwort, Marsh penny, Marsh pennywort, Pennyweed, Sheep-rot, Spadeleaf, Thick-leaved pennywort, Water pennywort, White rot 5 Colocasia esculenta (L.
taro Colocasia esculenta, ti pore Cordyline fruiticosa, gourd Lagenaria siceraria and paper mulberry Broussenetia papyrifera (Leach 1979).
the root crops in the traditional taro-yam complex; * palm sago of Metroxylon sagu of the riverine wetlands; * the Musa banana of the section Eumusa on the coasts; * Eumusa and Australimusa at higher altitudes; * and the cultivated annual root crops Colocasia esculenta or taro, the Dioscorea yams, D.