The healing power of colocasia esculenta

The most common name for this edible plant is taro. This taro, however, is somewhat larger than the usual tarot on tropical markets, and certainly much larger than the Chinese Tajer, or taro.
In India this plant is called tarot, Elephant-ear, Coco-yam, Chembu and Eddoe. However, Elephant-ear and Coco-yam are names used for other colocasia species also. There are two species that grow very large leaves. These leaves can be 1 to 2 meters in diameter.
In West Papua they say "keladi" against this plant. In Bangla Desh the plant is called Kochu. In some European garden centers the plant is sold for ornamental use, for instance in the Netherlands it is  called ''Olifantsoor '', which translates in English as 'Elephant's ear'. This name is a reference to the giant leaves of this plant. In most countries it is not an ornamental plant but a food plant. It is grown in 135 countries as a food source.

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Antibacterial function of the leaf of colocasia esculenta
Screening of phytocomponents and antibacterial properties.
4.ISCA-IRJBS-2013-142.pdf (493.95KB)
Antibacterial function of the leaf of colocasia esculenta
Screening of phytocomponents and antibacterial properties.
4.ISCA-IRJBS-2013-142.pdf (493.95KB)
Comparison of antidiabetic effect between unripe banana and taro
Two medicinal foods with antidiabetic properties are being compared. They both help the body controlling blood sugar levels better.
M.pdf (315.75KB)
Comparison of antidiabetic effect between unripe banana and taro
Two medicinal foods with antidiabetic properties are being compared. They both help the body controlling blood sugar levels better.
M.pdf (315.75KB)
Phytochemical screening of the tubers of Taro
Small Indian study to the nutritional value of colocasia esculenta.
929_pdf.pdf (1.05MB)
Phytochemical screening of the tubers of Taro
Small Indian study to the nutritional value of colocasia esculenta.
929_pdf.pdf (1.05MB)
Morphological charactization of colocasia esculenta
Study about taro tubers from Indonesia which grow slightly different on each separate island.
N030102.pdf (366.95KB)
Morphological charactization of colocasia esculenta
Study about taro tubers from Indonesia which grow slightly different on each separate island.
N030102.pdf (366.95KB)
Anti-metastasis effect of colocasia esculenta
Research to saccharides in the tuber of taro, which might have a medicinal effect on tumor proliferation.
ijmm_31_2_361_PDF.pdf (832.23KB)
Anti-metastasis effect of colocasia esculenta
Research to saccharides in the tuber of taro, which might have a medicinal effect on tumor proliferation.
ijmm_31_2_361_PDF.pdf (832.23KB)
Botanical description and ecological habitat of colocasia esculenta
Colocasia esculenta.pdf (81.49KB)
Botanical description and ecological habitat of colocasia esculenta
Colocasia esculenta.pdf (81.49KB)
Taro as antibiotic
The antibacterial activities of colocasia esculenta are compared with those of an other healing plant.
IJPPR,Vol8,Issue12,Article18.pdf (417.85KB)
Taro as antibiotic
The antibacterial activities of colocasia esculenta are compared with those of an other healing plant.
IJPPR,Vol8,Issue12,Article18.pdf (417.85KB)