Family : Araceae. Native to Tropical Africa the Anchomanes difformis is a perennial, herbaceous species, deciduous, with whitish horizontal tuber, cm long and of cm of diameter that generates, in the vegetative season, only one great solitary leaf, tripartite, with spiny segments, divided in their turn dichotomously, and sessile leaflets of variable shape. The tuber is edible, in periods of famine, after long boiling and washings to reduce its toxicity. The Anchomanes difformis Blume Engl. The tuber produces in every season one solitary leaf, 0,,5 m broad, tripartite with spiny segments, divided in their turn dichotomously, and sessile leaflets of variable shape, usually bicuspid, cm long and cm broad, of intense glossy green colour. Petiole, ,5 m long and of cm of diameter, of purple greenish colour with irregular white dots and white greenish spines about 3 mm long.

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Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. Published Anchomanes difformis Blume Engl. Pallidus, commonly known as forest Anchomanes is a plant of the family Araceae in the order Aralesindigenous to the African continent. Anchomanes difformis is a multipurpose plant that has been used broadly in treatment of a variety of ailments traditionally. View PDF. Save to Library. Create Alert. Launch Research Feed.

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Medicinal Uses of Different Parts of Anchomanes difformis

Objective: Anchomanes difformis is a member of the plant family Araceae which is used as a diuretic but also has other medicinal applications. This study investigates the dietary effects of A. Materials and Methods: Sixteen rats were used and were weighed, before and after the experiment. All rats were randomly divided into four groups. All groups were treated with the following regimen for two weeks. The control group A was fed on feed mash and water ad libitum throughout the period.


Anchomanes difformis

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