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Family Araceae
Alocasia macrorrhizos (L.) G.Don
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Scientific names Common names
Alocasia codifolia (Bory) Cordem. Aba (Ibn.)
Alocasia grandis N.E.Br.                    [Illegitimate] Aba-aba (Ig.)
Alocasia indica (Lour.) Spach Badiang (Tag., Bis.)
Alocasia marginata N.E.Br. Bagiang (Bis.)
Alocasia metallica Schott Bira (Ilk.)
Alocasia montana (Roxb.) Schott Biga (Tag., Ilk., Bis., Pamp.)
Alocasia pallida K.Koch & C.D.Bouché Bilbila (Bon.)
Alocasia plumbea Van Houtte Gabi (Bik.)
Alocasia rapiformis (Roxb.) Schott Galiang (Bis.)
Alocasia uhinkii Engl. & K.Krause Gandus (Pamp.)
Alocasia variegata K.KraKoch & C.D.Bouché Malabiga (Tag.)
Arum cordifolium Bory Ragiang (Bis.)
Arum indicum Lour. Sininaba (Ilk.)
Arum macrorrhizon L. Talipan (Bik.)
Arum montanum Roxb. Taliang (Bis.)
Arum peregrinum L. Alocasia (Engl.)
Arum rapiforme Roxb. Egyptian lily (Engl.)
Caladium macrorrhizon (L.) R.Br. Giant alocasia (Engl.)
Caladium metallicum Engl. Giant elephant ear (Engl.)
Caladium odoratum Lodd. Giant taro (Engl.)
Calla badian Blanco Large taro (Engl.)
Calla maxima Blanco Roasting coco (Eng.)
Colocasia indica (Lour.) Kunth Western yam (Engl.)
Colocasia indica (Lour.) Hassk. Wild taro (Engl.)
Colocasia macrorrhizos (L.) Schott  
Colocasia montana (Roxb.) Kunth  
Colocasia mucronata (Lam.) Kunth  
Colocasia peregrina (L.) Raf.  
Colocasia rapiformis (Roxb.) Kunth  
Philodendron peregrinum (L.) Kunth  
Philodendron punctatum Kunth  
Alocasia macrorrhiza (L.) Schott is a synonym of Alocasia macrorrhizos (L.) G.Don The Plant List
Alocasia macrorrhizos (L.) G.Don is an accepted name. The Plant List

Other vernacular names
BRAZIL: Inhame-acu, Orelha de elefante, Taioba, Taioba-branco.
CHINESE: Lao hu yu, Gu po yu, Gou shen yu, Zhu bu gong, Du zu lian, Jia hai yu, Jian wei yu.
CUBA: Malanga de jardin.
FIJI: Via nganga, Viadidi, Viamila, Viandini, Viandranu, Viasori.
GERMANY: Tropenwurz, Indische.
HAWAII: Ape keoke, Apii.
INDIA: Maanaka, Maana, Maankandan, Kassalu, Hastikami, Kerukan kizhangu.
INDONESIA: Ababa, Biah, Bira, Sente, Wia, Mae, Mael, Makata, Mira, Wire, Wir.
LAOS: Kaph'uk.
MALAYSIA: Birah hiram, Keladi, Sebaring.
MYANMAR: Pein-mohawaya.
SAMOA: Ta'amu.
SANSKRIT: Manakanda, Manak mahapatra, Dirghadal, Mahacchada, Mahatpatra, Pankanca.
THAI: Hora, Kradatdam.
TONGA: Kape.
VIETNAM: Ray cay, Khoais.

- Alocasia macrorrhiza derives from the Greek words kolokasia (lotus root), macros (long) and rhiza (root).

Biga is a coarse and erect plant with a stout trunk, growing up to 2 meters high. Leaves are very large, broadly ovate, the larger ones up to 1.5 meters long, with slightly undulate margins, a pointed apex and a deeply cordate base, not at all peltate. Petioles are long and very stout. Spathes are peduncled, with the tube 4 to 5 centimeters long, the blade yellowish to yellowish-green up to 23 centimeters long and 9 centimeters wide when spread, slightly mottled with purple inside. Pistillate part of the spadix is 3 to 4 centimeters long, 1.5 centimeters thick, contracted above. Fertile part of the male inflorescence is about 6 centimeters long, the appendage about 15 centimeters long. Berries are globose or ovoid, fleshy, and red when mature.

- Wild in clearings and secondary forests at low and medium altitudes throughout the Philippines.
- Commonly cultivated as an ornamental here and in other tropical countries
- Cultivated for its starchy stem tubers. .
- Also occurs in India to Malaya.

- Plant yields flavonoids, cynogenetic glycosides, ascorbic acid, gallic acid, mallic acid, oxalic acid, alocasin, amino acids, succinic acid, and ß-lectins.
- Rhizomes contain phytosterols, alkaloids, glucose and fructose.
- Root tuber contains neurotoxin, sapotoxin.
- Study has yielded alocasin, an antifungal and trypsin inhibitor.

- Study isolated a new ceramide, alomacrorrhiza A, from an ethanolic extract, which was elucidated as (2S, 3S, 3R)-2A/-[(2'R)-2'-hydroxy-hexacosanoyl]-tetradecane-1,3,4-triol. (5)
- Stems, corms, leaves and petioles contains numerous, needle-like, stinging crystals of calcium oxalate (raphides).
- Investigation for chemical constituents yielded 9 compounds identified as: linoleic acid (1),glycery1--palmitate (2),-sitosterol (3), daucosterol (4), gigantine A (5), Apigenin-8-C-β-D-glucoside (6), Quercetin-3-O-α-L-rhamnoside (7),6-O-palmitoly glucose ester (8),gigantine B (9). (20)
- Study of rhizomes yielded nine compounds viz., glycosmisic acid (1), N-trans-feruloyltyramine (2), grossamide (3), protocatechuic acid (4), borneol acetate (5), vanillic acid (6), methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate (7), ß-daucosterol (8), and ß-sitosterol (9). (29)
- Proximate analysis of C. indica edible tubers, rhizomes, corm, roots and stems (g/100g DW) yielded moisture 89.01%, crude protein 6.34 ± 0.21, crude lipid 4.31 ± 0.11, crude fiber 5.78 ± 0.08, ash 3.14 ± 0.01, N free extractives (NFE) 80.43, calorific value kJ/100 DM 1611.54. (34)
- Mineral composition of edible tubers, rhizomes, corms, roots, and stems (mg/100 g) yielded sodium 21.1 ± 0.28, potassium 979 ± 0.13, calcium 154 ± 0.13, magnesium 134 ± 0.08, phosphorus 89.0 ± 0.03, zinc 0.89 ± 0.01, manganese 1.21 ± 0.04, iron 11.53 ± 0.12, and copper 3.36 ± 0.08. Starch and vitamin content analysis yielded starch 34.00 ± 0.14 g/100g, niacin 9.34 ± 0.11 mg/100g, and ascorbic acid 5.59 ± 0.24 mg/100g. (34)
- Nutritional value of 100 grams of raw Giant taro yields 70 gm of water, 100 calories, 2.2 grams of protein, 0.1 gm of lipid fat, 23 grams of carbohydrate and 1.9 grams of dietary fiber. Vitamin yield per 100 grams is 0.02 mg Vitamin B1, 0.02 mg Vitamin B12, 17 mg Vitamin C, and 2 mg Vitamin E. Mineral yield is 38 mg of calcium, 0.8 mg iron, 52 mg manganese, 267 mg potassium, 30 mg of sodium, and 1.6 mg zinc. (35)

- See Toxicity below.
- Leaf considered astringent, styptic, antitumor.
- Rootstock considered laxative, diuretic.
- Experimentally considered antimicrobial, antifungal, antioxidant, hepatoprotective, antidiarrheal, antiprotozoal, anticancer.

- Studies have suggest antioxidant, antifungal, antiviral, neurotoxicity, anticancer, antidiabetic, diuretic, hepatoprotective, larvicidal, antimicrobial, anthelmintic properties.

Parts used
Stems, leave, rhizomes.

Edibility / Nutritional
- Stems and corms are edible; used as food during scarce times.
- Widely cultivated and eaten as vegetable throughout Bangladesh.
- Requires prolonged cooking due to raphides or calcium oxalate crystals, which may cause lip or buccal irritation.
- In India, rhizomes and leaves used as ingredient in fish curry. (31)
• Leaves and corms used for furuncles, impetigo and snake bites
• Ground petioles in near-decayed state are placed in cloth and heated in coals, used for toothaches.
• Decoction of rhizomes used for abdominal pains and vomiting.
• Acrid juice used for stings of giant nettles (Laportea).
• Tubers used for influenza, fever, malaria, diarrhea, typhoid fever, tuberculosis, headaches.
• Rootstock used for inflammations and diseases of the abdomen and spleen.
• Leaf and stem decoction used as bath in treatment of pruritic skin conditions and burns.
• Underground stem part used for gout and rheumatism.
• In Bangladesh, used in the treatment of diabetes; stem juice applied to prevent edema, pain, and bleeding from cuts and wounds. Whole plant is used for pus in the ears, jaundice, and constipation.
• In Java, chopped roots and leaves applied to painful joints.
• In India, rhizomes are rubefacient; employed as external stimulant and for fevers.

• In Vietnam used to treat inflammation, eczema and abscesses. Used to treat gout, flu, and beriberi.
• Used for treatment of insect bites by Australian aboriginal people.
• In China, used for cancer treatment.
• In Indonesia, leaves and tubers used to relieve joint pains and promote wound healing. In Vietnam and Cambodia, tubers used to promote urination, heal boils, and treat rheumatism. (30)
• In India, the Zeliang tribe of Nagaland apply exuded liquid from rhizomes and leaves mixed with cow or buffalo's milk on snake bite to remove poison. (31)
• In Malaysia, juice applied to stings of giant nettle. Sap from petioles used to treat cough. Chopped leaves and roots applied to painful joints; used as rubefacient. In Papua New Guinea, young leaves and sap used to treat headaches. In India, corm used to treat scorpion stings, gout, and rheumatism. (36)
• Fodder: In tropical America, used to feed pigs and farm animals. Root and leaf meal also used for feeding poultry. (36)

Antifungal / Anti-HIV1 Reverse Transcriptase: Alocasin, an anti-fungal protein was isolated from the rhizome of Alocasia macrorrhiza. and showed antifungal activity against Botrytis cineria. Alocasin also reduced the activity of HIV1 reverse transcriptase. (1)
Neurotoxicity / Sapotoxin: A case report of poisoning due to the raw root tuber of Chinese medicinal plant, A macrorrhiza, presenting with severe pain and numbness periorally, with nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Root tuber is known to contain the neurotoxin, sapotoxin. (2)
Anti-Tumor: In a study of the antitumor effect of water extract of Alocasia macrorrhiza, the inhibitory rate was 29.38% against S180 in mice and 51.72% against transplantable human gastroadenitis in nude mice. No antitumor effect was seen against ECA in mice. (3)
Hepatorenal Effects / Concerns: Plant extract was studied for effects on hepatorenal functions in mice. After treatment, RBC, Hb, protein, albumin and globulin were significantly decreased while AST, ALT, GGT, LDH, creatinine, total lipid and cholesterol were significantly increased after treatment and recovery period of 10 days. Histopath changes noted after treatment disappeared after a recovery period of 20 days. However, vascular congestion persisted. The high LD50 of the reversible action of the plant require more studies before recommendations are made regarding its safety as a medicinal plant.   (
Alternative to Soybean Meals for Sows: A study in Vietnam evaluated the benefits of growing Taro for feeding sows. Results showed that even on low-fertility soil the yields of foliage and roots were high (200 and 20 tonnes/ha fresh basis, respectively in 200 days, estimated at 100 million VND (about US $ 5,000 per hectare), almost five times more than from rice. The boiled leaves replaced 50% or all of the protein from soybean meals in diets based on rice bran and broken rice. Results concluded Giant Taro can be a complete replacement for soybean meal in the diets of Mong Cai sows. (
Diuretic / Laxative: Study evaluated the laxative and diuretic effect of leaves extract in rats. An ethanolic extract produced significant dose-dependent laxative and diuretic activities. (10)
Hepatoprotective / Antioxidative / In Vitro Study: Study evaluated the antioxidative and hepatoprotective property of A. macrorrhiza leaf juice. Results from TBARS and Glutathione assays conclude the leaf juice as a whole possesses hepatoprotective and antioxidative properties when tested in vitro using rat liver slice model with hepatic damage induced by CCl4 and Tylenol. (11)
Anti-Cancer Potential / Human Hepatocellular Carcinoma Cells: Study showed Alocasia macrorrhiza extract has potential cytotoxic and apoptotic effect on human hepatocellular carcinoma cells and inhibits hepatoma growth in vitro. Mechanisms might be associated with inhibition of DNA synthesis, cell cycle arrest, and apoptosis induction. (12)
Larvicidal / Pupicidal: Study evaluated the larvicidal and pupicidal potential of methanolic extracts of plant leaves against malarial vector Anopheles stephensi mosquitoes. Results showed the plant leaf extracts to be effective mosquito vector control agents with a potential for use in integrated pest management programs. (13)
Antihyperglycemic / Antioxidant / Cytotoxic: Study evaluated a methanolic extract for antihyperglycemic, antioxidant, and cytotoxic effects. In alloxan-induced hyperglycemic mice, it produced a significant decrease in blood glucose levels (<P.0.05). Extract also showed antioxidant potential and cytotoxic effects on brine shrimp lethality assays. (14)
Antioxidant / Cytotoxicity / Antimicrobial / Anthelmintic: Study investigated the antioxidant, antimicrobial, thrombolytic, cytotoxic, and anthelmintic activity of methanolic extract of A. macrorrhizos and its various fractions. The methanolic extract showed highest free radical scavenging activity by DPPH assay. ME and carbon tetrachloride fraction showed good antimicrobial activity. Methanolic crude extracts showed cytotoxic activity in brine shrimp lethality assay and anthelmintic activity using the Pheretima posthuma model. (16)
Antidepressant: Study of a hydroalcohlic extract of A. macrorrhizos showed antidepressant activity with significant reduction of immobility in standard animal models (forced swim test and tail suspension test). Effect was comparable to Imipramine. (17)
Negative Lipid Lowering Effects / Leaves: Study a hydroalcoholic extract of leaves of Alocasia macrorrhizos in cholesterol-rich high-fat diet induced hyperlipidemia in rats. Results showed significant reduction in triglyceride and VLDL-C levels; however, it increased LDL-C, which makes it unsuitable as a lipid lowering agent. (18)
Antioxidant: Study evaluated various solvent extracts of different edible parts of Alocasia macrorrhiza and Alocasia fornicata. Maximum antioxidant activity was observed in the diethyl ether extract of both species, comparable to the quercetin and ascorbic acid standards. (19)
Anticancer Potential: Study evaluated the anticancer effect of aqueous extract of A. macrorrhiza against hepatic cancer. Results showed proliferation inhibition and apoptosis effects on human hepatocellular carcinoma cells in vitro and inhibition of hepatic growth in vivo. The mechanism might be associated with the inhibition of DNA synthesis, cell cycle arrest, apoptosis induction through up-regulation and down-regulation of various genes. (
Toxicity to Lepidopteran Insects: Study evaluated the toxic effects of crude extracts of A. macrorrhiza lectin on larvae of cabbage butterfly (Pteris rapae), asiatic corn borer (Ostrinia fumacalis) and tobacco cutworm (Spodoptera litura). Results showed a stomach toxic effect on the larvae of cabbage butterfly. (
Toxicity and Antifertility Effects: Study evaluated Alocasia macrorrhiza and Calotropis procera plants as potential substitute to chemical rodenticides in male albino mice. Results showed both leaf extracts, administered in high doses and for a prolonged period of time, have hepato-renal and testicular toxic effects. The leaf extracts yielded toxic compounds including alkaloids, glycosides, anthraquinones, flavonoids, tannins, organic acids and toxic minerals which either inhibit or arrest spermatogenesis which can lead to mice infertility. (
• Hepatoprotective / CCl4 and Acetaminophen Hepatotoxicity / Leaf Juice: Study evaluated the antioxidative and hepatoprotective efficacy of Alocasia macrorrhiza leaf juice in an in vitro liver slice model with hepatic damage induced by hepatotoxins CCl4 and Tylenol. Results from TBARS and Glutathione assays suggested hepatoprotective and antioxidative efficacy of the leaf juice. There was remarkable decrease in the leakage of AST, ALT, and ALP in the medium. (24)
• Antioxidant / Antidiarrheal / Cytotoxic / Antibacterial / Tuber: Study evaluated an ethanol extract of tuber of Alocasia indica Schott in different in vitro and in vivo experimental models. The extract showed strong radical scavenging activity in DPPH assay and strong reducing power in a concentration dependent manner. Extract showed significant (p<0.01) increase the latent period and decreased defecation in both castor oil- and magnesium sulfate-induced diarrhea. There was potential antibacterial activity against all tested bacteria in disk diffusion assay. On cytotoxicity testing, there was 50% lethal concentration against brine shrimp nauplii at 81.09 µg/mL. (25)
• Diuretic / Leaves: Study evaluated the diuretic activity of hydroalcoholic extract of leaves of Alocasia macrorrhizos in Wistar rats. Results showed diuretic activity as evidenced by a significant (p<0.05) dose dependent increase in urine volume. At 500 mg/kg, there was increase excretion of sodium along with decreased excretion of potassium. Further studies are suggested for mechanism of action to validate the finding. (26)
• Antidiabetic / Leaf and Stem: Study evaluated the effect of A. indica L. on blood glucose of normal and Streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Oral administration of of leaves and stems extracts for 21 days showed a significant (p<0.05) and dose dependent fall in blood glucose levels. (27)
• Negative Effect on Lipid Profile: Study evaluated the hypolipidemic effect of hydroalcoholic extract of leaves on cholesterol-rich high-fat diet induced hyperlipidemic in rats. Results showed that the leaf extract at dose of 250 and 500 mg/kg in rats significantly reduced triglycerides and VLDL-C levels; however, it increased LDL-C, which suggests it may not be suitable as a lipid-lowering agent. (
• Molluscicidal / Stems: Study of crude extracts of fresh stems of Alocasia macrorrhiza showed molluscicide potency as evidenced by significant mortality rate in Caucasotachea lencoranea (Mouss.) and Helicella candeharica. (32)
• Calcium Oxalate Reduction / Soaking in Sodium Bicarbonate Solution: Study investigated the effect of sodium bicarbonate concentration, time, and temperature on calcium oxalate reduction in giant taro. The processing conditions to reduce calcium oxalate involved soaking giant taro corm chips in 2% w/v sodium bicarbonate solution for 20 minutes at ambient temperature. The process resulted in final calcium oxalate content in corm chips of about 67.67 mg/100 g, slightly below the threshold safe level of 71 mg/100g. (33)
• Antioxidant / Leaves: Phytochemical analysis of leaves yielded the presence of phenols, flavonoids, tannins, saponins, and alkaloids. Total phenolics content of leaves ethanol extract was 9.18 mg/100 mg; flavonoids was 2.30 mg/ 100 mg. Activity of ethanolic leaves extract by DPPH assay was concentration dependent; IC50s for ascorbic acid and leaf extracts were 24.44 and 48.58 µg/ml, respectively (37).

Caution / Toxicity
Stinging Raphides: Stems, corms, leaves and petioles contain stinging raphides (calcium oxalate crystals) that are destroyed by boiling and roasting.
Neurotoxicity: Case report suggests possible neurotoxicity caused by tuber root neurotoxin, sapotoxin.
(sees study above) (2)
Retrospective study: Retrospective study on A. macrorrhiza poisonings of 27 cases (25 leaf or tuber consumption, 1 eye contact, 1 skin contact) suggests sapotoxin and calcium oxalate as the toxic components. Primary symptom was sore throat redness with numbness of the oral cavity. Other complaints were salivation, dysphonia, abdominal pain, mouth cavity ulcers, dysphagia, thoracodynia. chest tightness and swollen lips. (6)

- Wildcrafted.
- Cultivated for its starchy tubers.

Updated June 21 / June 2018 / August 2015

Photos © Godofredo Stuart / StuartXchange

Additional Sources and Suggested Readings
Alocasin, an anti-fungal protein from rhizomes of the giant taro Alocasia macrorrhiza / H X Wang and T B Ng / Protein Expression and Purification • Volume 28, Issue 1, March 2003, Pages 9-14 / doi:10.1016/S1046-5928(02)00604-6
Neurotoxicity following the ingestion of a Chinese medicinal plant, Alocasia macrorrhiza / Chan T Y K et al / Human & experimental toxicology, 1995; 14(9): pp. 727-728 / ISSN 0960-3271 /
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/096032719501400905
Studies on the antitumour effect of Alocasia macrorrhiza / Ke, Y Zhou X and Bai Q / : Zhong-Yao-Cai. 1999 May; 22(5): pp 252-253 / PMID: 12575079
Sorting Alocasia names / Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database

Effect Of Alocasia Macrorrhiza Extract On Hepatorenal Functions In Mice / Eman Gamal El-Deen Helal, Samia M. Abd El-Wahab et al / Egyptian Journal of Hospital Medicine, Dec 2008; 33(12): pp 622-638 / pISSN: 1687-2002 / eISSN: 2090-7125
New Ceramide from Alocasia macrorrhiza / Nguyen Quyet Tien, PhamHoang Ngoc et al / Arch Pharm Res,, 2004; Vol 27, No 10L pp 1020-1022 / DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02975424
Calcium oxalate is the main toxic component in clinical presentations of alocasis macrorrhiza (L) Schott and Endl poisonings / Lin TJ, Hung DZ et al / Vet Hum Toxicol. 1998 Apr;40(2): pp 93-95.
Alocasia cucullata (Lour.) Schott / Chinese names / Catalogue of Life, China
Alocasia macrorrhiza / Vernacular names / GLOBinMED
Giant taro leaves (Alocasia macrorrhiza) for replacement of soybean meal in diets for Mong Cai sows in Central Vietnam / Hoang Nghia Duyet / Livestock Research for Rural Development 22 (8) 2010
Laxative and Diuretic Propertie of Ethanolic Extract of Leaves of Alocasia macrorrhia Linn. on Experimental Albino Rats / Uddin Sheikh Mubeen, Misra Vimlesh, Banerjee Santanu / International Research Pharmacy, 2012, 3(2).
In vitro Protection of Hepatocyts by Alocasia macrorrhiza Leaf Juice Against CCl4 and Tylenol Mediated Hepatic Injury / Bhagyashree Patil, Sanjeevani Bamane, Ujwala Khadsare / International Journal of Pharmaceutical Applications, Vol 2, Issue 2, 2011, pp 122-127.
Anticancer potential of aqueous extract of alocasia macrorrhiza against hepatic cancer in vitro and in vivo. / Fang S, Lin C, Zhang Q, Wang L, Lin P, Zhang J, Wang X. / J Ethnopharmacol. 2012 Jun 14; 141(3): pp 947-956 / doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2012.03.037.
Larvicidal and pupicidal efficacy of alocasia macrorrhiza (l.) schott (araceae) leaf extract and bacterial insecticide, bacillus thuringiensis israelensis against the malarial vector, anopheles stephensi liston (diptera: culicidae) / Durga Devi, G and Murugan, K / Bret Research Journals
Antihyperglycemic, antioxidant, and cytotoxic activities of Alocasia macrorrhizos (L.) rhizome extract /
Md. Masudur RAHMAN, Md. Aslam HOSSAIN, Saiful Alam SIDDIQUE, Kaishar Parvej BIPLAB, Md. Helal UDDIN / Turk J Biol 36 (2012) 574-579
Alocasia macrorrhizos (L.) G.Don / Synonyms / The Plant List
Determination of Biological Properties of Alocasia macrorrhizos: A Medicinal Plant / Shimul Banik, Md. Ibrahim, Mohammad Nurul Amin, Md. Mizanur Rahman Moghal, Mohammad Sakim Majumder, Md. Khorshed Alam, Shamina Nasrin Anonna, Md. Saif Uddin RAshed / World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research (2014); Vol 3, No 9: pp 193-210
Evaluation of Subacute Antidepressant Activity of alocasia Macrorrhizos on Mice / Kateel Ramya, Rai Mohandas, Alva Akshaya, Arvind Aiswarya, Prajwl Pooja / Int. Res. J. Pharm. 2013, 4(6)
Negative effect of Alocasia macrorrhizos on the lipid profile in hyperlipidemic rats / Ramya, SD Ullal, R Maskeri, MS Pradeepti, Habeeba Umma, S Rajeshwari / Journal of Pharmaceutical Negative Results, 2012, Vol 3, Issue 1, pp 9-12. / DOI: 10.4103/0976-9234.99639
Antioxidant activity in the extracts of two edible aroids / P Mandal, TK Misra2, ID Singh / Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2010, Vol 72, Issue 1, pp 105-108 / DOI: 10.4103/0250-474X.62242
Studies on the Quality Analysis and Chemical Constituents of Crude and Processed Products of Alocasia Macrorrhiza (L.) Schott / ZhaoYin / Master Thesis, 2012
Anticancer potential of aqueous extract of alocasia macrorrhiza against hepatic cancer in vitro and in vivo / Shengtao Fang, Caiyu Lin, Quanbo Zhang, Li Wang, Ping Lin, Jie Zhang, Xiujie Wang / Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2012, 141(3), pp 947-956
Toxic Activity of Alocasia macrorrhiza Lectin to Several Lepidopteran Insects / PAN Ke et al / Journal of Anhui Agricultural Sciences, 2007-11
Toxicand anti-fertility effects of Alocasia macrorrhiza and Calotropis procera ethanolic extracts on male mice / Toson E.S.A., Habib S.A., Saad E.A., Harraz N.H. / International Journal of Biochemistry, 2014, 328- 338
IN VITRO PROTECTION OF HEPATOCYTES BY ALOCASIA MACRORRHIZA LEAF JUICE AGAINST CCL4 AND TYLENOL MEDIATED HEPATIC INJURY / Bhagyashree R Patil*, Sanjeevani H Bamane, Ujwala R Khadsare / International Journal of Pharmaceutical Applications (2011); Vol 2, Issue 2: pp 122-127
Preliminary pharmacological evaluation of Alocasia indica Schott tuber / Md. Khirul lslam, Imran Mahmud, Sanjib Saha, Asit Baron Sarker, Himangsu Mondal, A S M Monjur Al-Hossain, Md. Anisuzzman / Journal of Integrative Medicine, Sept 2013; Vol 11, Issue 5: 345-351 / https://doi.org/10.3736/jintegrmed2013045
Evaluation of the Diuretic Activity of Alocasia macrorrhizos in Rats / Acaharya, Sahana D;   Kateel, Ramya; Shenoy, Rohit; Ullal Sheetal D; Pai, Preethi G / Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences (2014); 5 (4). pp. 1358-1362
A study on antidiabetic activity of the leaf and stem of Alocasia indica L. in steptozotocin induced diabetic rats. / Karim M R, Nasrin Ferdous, Narayan Roy, Sharma S C D, Jahan M G S, Shovon M S / International Journal of Biosciences (IJB) 2014; Vol 5, No 6: pp 195-202
Negative effect of Alocasia macrorrhizos on the lipid profile in hyperlipidemic rats / Ramya, SD Ullal, R Maskeri, MS Pradeepti, Habeeba Umma, S Rajeshwari / Journal of Pharmaceutical Negative Results (2012); Vol 3, Issue 1: pp 9-12 / DOI: 10.4103/0976-9234.99639
Study on Chemical Constituents of Alocasia macrorrhiza (L.) Schott / ZHU Ling-hua, HUANG Xiao-sheng, YE Wen-cai, ZHOU Guang-xiong / Chinese Pharmaceutical Journal 2012-13
Alocasia macrorrhiza / Drug Times: Drugs for the Future
Ethnomedicinal value of traditional food plants used by the Zeliang tribe of Nagaland / N Premkumar Singh, PR Gajurel* & P Rethy / Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, April 2015; Vol 14(2): pp 298-305
Calcium oxalate reduction during soaking of giant taro (Alocasia macrorrhiza (L.) Schott) corm chips in sodium bicarbonate solution / Kumoro, A C, Budiyati C S, and Retnowati D S / International Food Research Journal (2014); 21(4): pp 1583-1588
NUTRITIONAL AND ANTINUTRITIONAL EVALUATION OF SOME UNCONVENTIONAL WILD EDIBLE PLANTS / Veerabahu Ramasamy Mohan* and Chinnamadasamy Kalidass / Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems, 12 (2010): pp 495- 506
Nutritional Values: Giant Taro / HealthBenefits
Alocasia macrorrhizos (giant taro) / CABI / Invasive Species Compendium
Physiochemical, qualitative and quantitative determination of secondary metabolites and antioxidant potential of Alocasia macrorrhizos leaf extracts / Santosh Kumar Singh, Jay Ram Patel and Arvind Dangi / The Pharma Innovation Journal, 2019; 8(1): pp 399-404 / pISSN: 2349- 8242 / eISSN: 2277-7695

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