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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 27-32

A phytopharmacological review on an important medicinal plant - Amorphophallus paeoniifolius


1 Senior Research Fellow, Pharmacology Section, National Research Institute for Ayurveda-Siddha Human Resource Development (Under CCRAS, New Delhi), Aamkho, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Research Officer (Scientist 2), Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences, Janakpuri, New Delhi, India
3 Assistant Director (Ayurveda), Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences, Janakpuri, New Delhi, India
4 Lecturer, Sunrise Academy Management Society, College of Pharmacy, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
5 Research Officer (Scientist 2), National Research Institute for Ayurveda-Siddha Human Resource Development, (Under CCRAS, New Delhi), Aamkho, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Yadu Nandan Dey
National Research Institute for Ayurveda-Siddha Human Resource Development (Under CCRAS, New Delhi), Aamkho, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh - 474 009
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-8520.100303

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Amorphophallus paeoniifolius is used for long period in various chronic diseases therapeutically. Aim of the current review is to search literature for the pharmacological properties, safety/toxicity studies, pharmacognostic studies and phytochemical investigation of Amorphophallus paeoniifolius tuber. The compiled data may be helpful for the researchers to focus on the priority areas of research yet to be discovered. Complete information about the plant has been collected from various books, journals and Ayurvedic classical texts like Samhitas, Nighantus etc. Journals of the last 20 years were searched. Particulars of pharmacological activities, phytochemical isolation, toxicity studies etc. were extracted from the published reports focussing on the safety profile of the plant. Safety of the whole plant was concluded in the review.


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