Amorphophallus konjac Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
devil's-tongue elephant-yam konjac leopard-palm snake-palm umbrella arum
Amorphophallus konjac

Medical use

Economic importance of Amorphophallus konjac

Food additives emulsifier
Environmental ornamental
Human food starch vegetable
Medicines folklore

Gallery

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Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • China: China - Yunnan
    Cultivated
    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Japan; Korea
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Native
    • Indo-China: Vietnam
    Cultivated
    • Indo-China: Indochina
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Philippines
  • PACIFIC
    Cultivated
    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii

Biological activities

ACE-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Root
AP-1-Inhibitor
Selenium found in Root
Acetylcholinergic
Glucose found in Root
Allergenic
Beta-carotene found in Root
Niacin found in Root
Analgesic
Selenium found in Root
Thiamin found in Root
Zinc found in Root
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Fiber found in Leaf (38000 ppm);found in Root (88000 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (1740 ppm)
Anorexic
Selenium found in Root
AntiAGE
Chromium found in Root
AntiBPH
Zinc found in Root
AntiCFS
Chromium found in Root
Magnesium found in Root
AntiHIV
Selenium found in Root
Zinc found in Root
AntiLyme
Magnesium found in Root
Niacin found in Root
Riboflavin found in Bark
Thiamin found in Root
AntiMS
Magnesium found in Root
AntiNF-kB
Selenium found in Root
AntiPMS
Beta-carotene found in Root
Calcium found in Leaf (6538 ppm);found in Root (234 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root
Manganese found in Root
Antiacne
Beta-carotene found in Root
Chromium found in Root
Selenium found in Root
Tin found in Root
Zinc found in Root
Antiacrodermatitic
Zinc found in Root
Antiacrodynic
Niacin found in Root
Antiaggregant
Magnesium found in Root
Selenium found in Root
Antiaging
Beta-carotene found in Root
Chromium found in Root
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Leaf (115 ppm);found in Root
Antialcoholic
Magnesium found in Root
Manganese found in Root
Thiamin found in Root
Zinc found in Root
Antiallergic
Calcium found in Leaf (6538 ppm);found in Root (234 ppm)
Niacin found in Root
Antialopecic
Zinc found in Root
Antialzheimeran
Choline found in Root
Niacin found in Root
Thiamin found in Root
Zinc found in Root
Antiamblyopic
Niacin found in Root
Antianemic
Adenine found in Root
Iron found in Leaf (115 ppm);found in Root
Manganese found in Root
Antianginal
Magnesium found in Root
Niacin found in Root
Antiangiogenic
Selenium found in Root
Zinc found in Root
Antianorectic
Magnesium found in Root
Thiamin found in Root
Antianorexic
Zinc found in Root
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Leaf (6538 ppm);found in Root (234 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root
Antiarabiflavinotic
Riboflavin found in Bark
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Leaf (6538 ppm);found in Root (234 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root
Potassium found in Root (1740 ppm)
Antiarteriosclerotic
Silicon found in Root
Antiarthritic
Beta-carotene found in Root
Calcium found in Leaf (6538 ppm);found in Root (234 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root
Manganese found in Root
Selenium found in Root
Zinc found in Root
Antiasthmatic
Beta-carotene found in Root
Magnesium found in Root
Selenium found in Root
Antiatherosclerotic
Calcium found in Leaf (6538 ppm);found in Root (234 ppm)
Chromium found in Root
Magnesium found in Root
Selenium found in Root
Antibackache
Thiamin found in Root
Antibacterial
Tin found in Root
Antiberiberi
Thiamin found in Root
Anticancer
Beta-carotene found in Root
Anticanker
Iron found in Leaf (115 ppm);found in Root
Thiamin found in Root
Zinc found in Root
Anticarcinomic
Beta-carotene found in Root
Anticardiospasmic
Thiamin found in Root
Anticarpal-Tunnel
Riboflavin found in Bark
Anticataract
Niacin found in Root
Riboflavin found in Bark
Selenium found in Root
Thiamin found in Root
Zinc found in Root
Anticephalagic
Magnesium found in Root
Riboflavin found in Bark
Anticervicaldysplasic
Beta-carotene found in Root
Riboflavin found in Bark
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Leaf (115 ppm);found in Root
Riboflavin found in Bark
Antichilblain
Niacin found in Root
Antichoreic
Choline found in Root
Anticirrhotic
Choline found in Root
Selenium found in Root
Anticlimacteric
Calcium found in Leaf (6538 ppm);found in Root (234 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root
Selenium found in Root
Anticoeliac
Zinc found in Root
Anticold
Zinc found in Root
Anticolitic
Thiamin found in Root
Zinc found in Root
Anticonvulsant
Magnesium found in Root
Niacin found in Root
Anticorneotic
Chromium found in Root
Anticoronary
Beta-carotene found in Root
Magnesium found in Root
Selenium found in Root
Zinc found in Root
Anticystinuric
Choline found in Root
Antidandruff
Selenium found in Root
Zinc found in Root
Antidecubitic
Riboflavin found in Bark
Thiamin found in Root
Antideliriant
Thiamin found in Root
Antidementia
Choline found in Root
Niacin found in Root
Thiamin found in Root
Zinc found in Root
Antidepressant
Calcium found in Leaf (6538 ppm);found in Root (234 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root
Potassium found in Root (1740 ppm)
Selenium found in Root
Antidermatitic
Niacin found in Root
Antidiabetic
Choline found in Root
Chromium found in Root
Fiber found in Leaf (38000 ppm);found in Root (88000 ppm)
Glucomannan found in Root
Magnesium found in Root
Manganese found in Root
Niacin found in Root
Zinc found in Root
Antidiscotic
Manganese found in Root
Antidysgeuzic
Zinc found in Root
Antidyskinetic
Choline found in Root
Manganese found in Root
Antidysmenorrheic
Magnesium found in Root
Antidyspeptic
Thiamin found in Root
Antidysphagic
Niacin found in Root
Antieczemic
Zinc found in Root
Antiedemic
Glucose found in Root
Antiencephalopathic
Thiamin found in Root
Zinc found in Root
Antiendometriotic
Magnesium found in Root
Antienterotic
Magnesium found in Root
Antiepileptic
Magnesium found in Root
Manganese found in Root
Niacin found in Root
Zinc found in Root
Antifatigue
Chromium found in Root
Magnesium found in Root
Potassium found in Root (1740 ppm)
Thiamin found in Root
Antifibromyalgic
Magnesium found in Root
Antifibrotic
Selenium found in Root
Zinc found in Root
Antifuruncular
Zinc found in Root
Antigastritic
Thiamin found in Root
Antigastrotic
Magnesium found in Root
Antiglaucomic
Magnesium found in Root
Antiglossitic
Riboflavin found in Bark
Antiglycosuric
Chromium found in Root
Antigout
Selenium found in Root
Antigranulocytopenic
Adenine found in Root
Antihangover
Niacin found in Root
Thiamin found in Root
Zinc found in Root
Antiheartburn
Thiamin found in Root
Antihepatotoxic
Glucose found in Root
Antiherpetic
Thiamin found in Root
Antihistaminic
Niacin found in Root
Antihomocysteine
Choline found in Root
Antihyperactivity
Niacin found in Root
Antihyperglycemic
Trigonelline found in Root
Antihyperkeratotic
Beta-carotene found in Root
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Leaf (6538 ppm);found in Root (234 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root
Antihypertensive
Calcium found in Leaf (6538 ppm);found in Root (234 ppm)
Fiber found in Leaf (38000 ppm);found in Root (88000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root
Potassium found in Root (1740 ppm)
Antihypoglycemic
Magnesium found in Root
Antiichythyotic
Beta-carotene found in Root
Antiimpotence
Zinc found in Root
Antiinfective
Zinc found in Root
Antiinfertility
Zinc found in Root
Antiinflammatory
Magnesium found in Root
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Leaf (6538 ppm);found in Root (234 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root
Zinc found in Root
Antiinsomnic
Niacin found in Root
Antikeratitic
Riboflavin found in Bark
Antikeshan
Selenium found in Root
Antiketotic
Glucose found in Root
Antilepric
Zinc found in Root
Antileukemic
Selenium found in Root
Antileukonychic
Zinc found in Root
Antileukoplakic
Beta-carotene found in Root
Antileukotriene
Selenium found in Root
Antilipoperoxidant
Beta-carotene found in Root
Antilithic
Magnesium found in Root
Antilupus
Beta-carotene found in Root
Antilymphomic
Zinc found in Root
Antimaculitic
Beta-carotene found in Root
Selenium found in Root
Zinc found in Root
Antimanic
Choline found in Root
Antimastalgic
Magnesium found in Root
Antimastitic
Beta-carotene found in Root
Antimelanomic
Selenium found in Root
Antimenopausal
Calcium found in Leaf (6538 ppm);found in Root (234 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root
Selenium found in Root
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Leaf (115 ppm);found in Root
Antimetastatic
Selenium found in Root
Zinc found in Root
Antimigraine
Magnesium found in Root
Riboflavin found in Bark
Thiamin found in Root
Trigonelline found in Root
Antimitral-valve-prolapse
Magnesium found in Root
Antimutagenic
Beta-carotene found in Root
Antimyalgic
Selenium found in Root
Antimyocarditic
Thiamin found in Root
Antinephrolytic
Magnesium found in Root
Antineuralgic
Niacin found in Root
Thiamin found in Root
Antineurasthenic
Thiamin found in Root
Antineuritic
Thiamin found in Root
Antineuropathic
Thiamin found in Root
Zinc found in Root
Antineurotic
Magnesium found in Root
Antinociceptive
Choline found in Root
Antinyctalopic
Zinc found in Root
Antiobesity
Calcium found in Leaf (6538 ppm);found in Root (234 ppm)
Chromium found in Root
Fiber found in Leaf (38000 ppm);found in Root (88000 ppm)
Zinc found in Root
Antionychyotic
Silicon found in Root
Antiosteoarthritic
Selenium found in Root
Antiosteoporotic
Calcium found in Leaf (6538 ppm);found in Root (234 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root
Manganese found in Root
Phosphorus found in Leaf (2692 ppm);found in Root (39 ppm)
Silicon found in Root
Zinc found in Root
Antiototic
Manganese found in Root
Antioxidant
Beta-carotene found in Root
Manganese found in Root
Riboflavin found in Bark
Selenium found in Root
Trimethylamine found in Root
Antiozenic
Beta-carotene found in Root
Antipapillomic
Beta-carotene found in Root
Antiparkinsonian
Niacin found in Root
Selenium found in Root
Antipellagric
Niacin found in Root
Riboflavin found in Bark
Antiperiodontitic
Calcium found in Leaf (6538 ppm);found in Root (234 ppm)
Zinc found in Root
Antiphotophobic
Beta-carotene found in Root
Riboflavin found in Bark
Antipityriasic
Beta-carotene found in Root
Antiplaque
Magnesium found in Root
Zinc found in Root
Antipoliomyelitic
Thiamin found in Root
Antiporphyric
Beta-carotene found in Root
Antiprolactin
Zinc found in Root
Antiproliferant
Beta-carotene found in Root
Selenium found in Root
Antiprostatitic
Zinc found in Root
Antipsoriac
Beta-carotene found in Root
Antiradicular
Beta-carotene found in Root
Selenium found in Root
Antiretinopathic
Magnesium found in Root
Antirheumatic
Beta-carotene found in Root
Calcium found in Leaf (6538 ppm);found in Root (234 ppm)
Selenium found in Root
Zinc found in Root
Antiscotomic
Niacin found in Root
Antiseptic
Trigonelline found in Root
Zinc found in Root
Antisilicotic
Aluminum found in Root
Antispare-Tire
Zinc found in Root
Antispasmodic
Magnesium found in Root
Niacin found in Root
Potassium found in Root (1740 ppm)
Antispasmophilic
Magnesium found in Root
Antisteatotic
Choline found in Root
Antistomatitic
Zinc found in Root
Antistress
Beta-carotene found in Root
Calcium found in Leaf (6538 ppm);found in Root (234 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root
Antistroke
Magnesium found in Root
Potassium found in Root (1740 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Chromium found in Root
Magnesium found in Root
Manganese found in Root
Selenium found in Root
Zinc found in Root
Antitic
Calcium found in Leaf (6538 ppm);found in Root (234 ppm)
Antitinnitic
Zinc found in Root
Antitriglyceride
Chromium found in Root
Zinc found in Root
Antitumor
Beta-carotene found in Root
Fiber found in Leaf (38000 ppm);found in Root (88000 ppm)
Selenium found in Root
Antiulcer
Beta-carotene found in Root
Fiber found in Leaf (38000 ppm);found in Root (88000 ppm)
Zinc found in Root
Antiulcerogenic
Selenium found in Root
Antivaginitic
Aluminum found in Root
Antivaricose
Glucose found in Root
Antivertigo
Niacin found in Root
Antiviral
Adenine found in Root
Antixerophthalmic
Beta-carotene found in Root
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Leaf (6538 ppm);found in Root (234 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root
Phosphorus found in Leaf (2692 ppm);found in Root (39 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (1740 ppm)
Selenium found in Root
Apoptotic
Selenium found in Root
Astringent
Zinc found in Root
Beta-Blocker
Fiber found in Leaf (38000 ppm);found in Root (88000 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (1740 ppm)
CNS-Depressant
Magnesium found in Root
CNS-Stimulant
Adenine found in Root
COX-1-Inhibitor
Beta-carotene found in Root
COX-2-Inhibitor
Beta-carotene found in Root
Calcium-Antagonist
Magnesium found in Root
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Leaf (6538 ppm);found in Root (234 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Beta-carotene found in Root
Fiber found in Leaf (38000 ppm);found in Root (88000 ppm)
Niacin found in Root
Riboflavin found in Bark
Selenium found in Root
Candidicide
Aluminum found in Root
Cardiodepressant
Choline found in Root
Cardiomyopathogenic
Cobalt found in Root (125 ppm)
Cardioprotective
Chromium found in Root
Fiber found in Leaf (38000 ppm);found in Root (88000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root
Niacin found in Root
Potassium found in Root (1740 ppm)
Selenium found in Root
Silicon found in Root
Cardiotoxic
Potassium found in Root (1740 ppm)
Cerebrotonic
Choline found in Root
Chemopreventive
Beta-carotene found in Root
Cholinergic
Choline found in Root
Circulotonic
Niacin found in Root
Collagenic
Zinc found in Root
Colorant
Beta-carotene found in Root
Copper-Antagonist
Zinc found in Root
Deodorant
Zinc found in Root
Depressant
Selenium found in Root
Diuretic
Adenine found in Root
Calcium found in Leaf (6538 ppm);found in Root (234 ppm)
Fiber found in Leaf (38000 ppm);found in Root (88000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root
Potassium found in Root (1740 ppm)
Emetic
Coniine found in Plant
Encephalopathic
Aluminum found in Root
Energizer
Chromium found in Root
Epidermal-Stimulant
Trigonelline found in Root
Ergogenic
Zinc found in Root
Erythrocytogenic
Cobalt found in Root (125 ppm)
Fibrinolytic
Niacin found in Root
Fungicide
Selenium found in Root
Gastroprotective
Beta-carotene found in Root
Hepatoprotective
Choline found in Root
Niacin found in Root
Hepatotoxic
Niacin found in Root
Hyperglycemic
Glucose found in Root
Hypertensive
Sodium found in Root (130 ppm)
Hyperuricemic
Adenine found in Root
Hypocholesterolemic
Calcium found in Leaf (6538 ppm);found in Root (234 ppm)
Chromium found in Root
Fiber found in Leaf (38000 ppm);found in Root (88000 ppm)
Glucomannan found in Root
Magnesium found in Root
Niacin found in Root
Trigonelline found in Root
Hypoglycemic
Chromium found in Root
Manganese found in Root
Niacin found in Root
Trigonelline found in Root
Hypolipidemic
Niacin found in Root
Hypotensive
Calcium found in Leaf (6538 ppm);found in Root (234 ppm)
Choline found in Root
Chromium found in Root
Fiber found in Leaf (38000 ppm);found in Root (88000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root
Potassium found in Root (1740 ppm)
Zinc found in Root
Hypouricemic
Fiber found in Leaf (38000 ppm);found in Root (88000 ppm)
Ileorelaxant
Choline found in Root
Immunomodulator
Chromium found in Root
Magnesium found in Root
Selenium found in Root
Zinc found in Root
Immunostimulant
Beta-carotene found in Root
Phosphorus found in Leaf (2692 ppm);found in Root (39 ppm)
Selenium found in Root
Zinc found in Root
Immunosuppressant
Zinc found in Root
Insectifuge
Adenine found in Root
Thiamin found in Root
Insulinogenic
Chromium found in Root
Magnesium found in Root
Zinc found in Root
Interferon-Synergist
Beta-carotene found in Root
Laxative
Calcium found in Leaf (6538 ppm);found in Root (234 ppm)
Fiber found in Leaf (38000 ppm);found in Root (88000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root
Leptingenic
Zinc found in Root
Lipotropic
Choline found in Root
Lithogenic
Adenine found in Root
Litholytic
Magnesium found in Root
Memorigenic
Choline found in Root
Chromium found in Root
Memory-Enhancer
Glucose found in Root
Mucogenic
Beta-carotene found in Root
Zinc found in Root
Mutagenic
Trigonelline found in Root
Myocardiotonic
Adenine found in Root
Myorelaxant
Magnesium found in Root
NF-kB-Inhibitor
Selenium found in Root
Zinc found in Root
Neuroprotective
Thiamin found in Root
Neurotransmitter
Magnesium found in Root
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Selenium found in Root
Osmoregulator
Trigonelline found in Root
Osteogenic
Phosphorus found in Leaf (2692 ppm);found in Root (39 ppm)
Paralytic
Coniine found in Plant
Parasympathomimetic
Choline found in Root
Pesticide
Adenine found in Root
Aluminum found in Root
Selenium found in Root
Thiamin found in Root
Tin found in Root
Trigonelline found in Root
Zinc found in Root
Phagocytotic
Beta-carotene found in Root
Polyamine-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Selenium found in Root
Prooxidant
Beta-carotene found in Root
Iron found in Leaf (115 ppm);found in Root
Propecic
Trigonelline found in Root
Prostaglandin-Sparer
Selenium found in Root
Protein-Kinase-C-Inhibitor
Selenium found in Root
Sedative
Niacin found in Root
Serotoninergic
Niacin found in Root
Spermigenic
Zinc found in Root
Taenicide
Tin found in Root
Testosteronigenic
Zinc found in Root
Thymoprotective
Beta-carotene found in Root
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Leaf (6538 ppm);found in Root (234 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root
Trichomonicide
Zinc found in Root
Ubiquiot
Beta-carotene found in Root
Uterorelaxant
Magnesium found in Root
VEGF-Inhibitor
Selenium found in Root
Vasodilator
Adenine found in Root
Calcium found in Leaf (6538 ppm);found in Root (234 ppm)
Fiber found in Leaf (38000 ppm);found in Root (88000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root
Niacin found in Root
Potassium found in Root (1740 ppm)
Vulnerary
Zinc found in Root

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Adenine Root
Aluminum Root
Ash Leaf 2,000 77,000
Root 24,000
Beta-carotene Root
Calcium Leaf 170 6,538
Root 234
Carbohydrates Leaf 23,000 885,000
Choline Root
Chromium Root
Cobalt Root 125
Coniine Plant
Fat Root 9,000
Fiber Leaf 1,000 38,000
Root 88,000
Glucomannan Root
Glucose Root
Iron Leaf 3 115
Root
Kilocalories Leaf 80 3,080
Root 2,610
Magnesium Root
Manganese Root
Niacin Root
Phosphorus Leaf 70 2,692
Root 39
Potassium Root 1,740
Protein Leaf 1,000 38,000
Root 39,000
Riboflavin Bark
Selenium Root
Silicon Root
Sodium Root 130
Thiamin Root
Tin Root
Trigonelline Root
Trimethylamine Root
Water Leaf 974,000
Zinc Root
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]