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Dioscorea bulbifera Linn.
  • Family : Dioscoreaceae
  • English : Potato yam
  • Hindi : Zaminkand
  • Gujarati : Varahikand
  • Sanskrit : Varahikand

  • Part used : Tuber

Botanical Description: A perennial slender, extensive, bulbil bearing twiner with tuberous root. The leaves are braodly ovate, cordate, alternate, and simple. The bulbils develop in the leaf axils. Flowers are in axillary. pendulous spikes. Fruit capsules. Flowering and fruiting from August to December.

It occurs in the major parts of India.

Ayurvedic Properties and Uses:

  • Rasa : Madhura, Katu, Tikta
  • Guna : Laghu
  • Virya : Usna
  • Vipaka : Katu
  • Karma : Balya, Pittakara, Rasayana, Svarya, Vrsya, Varnya, Slesmaghna, Ayurvardhana,
                Agnivrddhikara.

Modern Pharmacological Action: It is widely used in traditional Indian and Chinese medicine in the treatment of sore throat, gastric cancer and carcinoma of rectum, and goiter. The various extracts of bulbs of the plant have been reported to be antihyperlipidemic, antitumor, antioxidant, anorexiant, analgesic and anti-inflammatory, plasmid curing and antihyperglycemic.

Our Products containing this ingredient
Varahikand Herb

  • Narsunh Churna Powder