Caladium bicolor information

Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Caladium bicolor?

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Here is some basic information about Caladium bicolor and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Caladium bicolor.


Caladium bicolor basic info
Scientific Name: Caladium bicolor (Aiton) Vent..
Family: Araceae.
Genus: Caladium.
Common names in English: caladium, elephant’s-ear, fancy-leaf caladium, Heart-of-Jesus.
For common names of Caladium bicolor in different languages – See link
Description: Caladium is a genus of flowering plants often known by the common name elephant ear, Heart of Jesus, and Angel Wings. There are over 1000 named cultivars of Caladium bicolor from the original South American plant. – for more info about Caladium bicolor See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Caladium bicolor
*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


Caladium bicolor in other websites
Caladium bicolor 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 Caladium bicolor – See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Caladium bicolor – See link.