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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Colocasia esculenta?
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Here is some basic information about Colocasia esculenta and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Colocasia esculenta.


Colocasia esculenta basic info
Scientific Name: Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott.
Family: Araceae.
Genus: Colocasia.
Common names in English: dasheen, eddo, elephant's-ear, taro.
For common names of Colocasia esculenta in different languages - See link
Description: Colocasia esculenta is a tropical plant grown primarily for its edible corms, The plant and its root is generally called taro, but it has different names in different countries like for instance eddoe. In the Philippines, it is usually called Gabi, Abi or Avi. Taro was probably first native to the lowland wetlands of Malaysia (taloes). Estimates are that taro was in cultivation in wet tropical India before 5000 BC, presumably coming from Malaysia, and from India further transported westward to ancient Egypt, where it was described by Greek and Roman historians as an important crop. - for more info about Colocasia esculenta See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Colocasia esculenta
*The information in this list is based on the ethnobotanical data in Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases.
Dr. Duke does not recommend using this information for self diagnosis or self medication. - See link


Colocasia esculenta in other websites
Colocasia esculenta common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for academic researches with the search term Colocasia esculenta - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Colocasia esculenta - See link.


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