Caladium bicolor Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
angel-wings caladium elephant's-ear fancy-leaf caladium Heart-of-Jesus
Caladium bicolor

Medical use

Economic importance of Caladium bicolor

Environmental ornamental
Gene sources ornamental features
Medicines folklore
Vertebrate poisons mamals

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Geografical distribution

  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Western South America: Colombia

Biological activities

Absorbent
Starch found in Tuber
Antinesidioblastosic
Starch found in Tuber
Emetic
Calcium-oxalate found in Plant
Emollient
Starch found in Tuber
Inflammatory
Calcium-oxalate found in Plant
Laxative
Calcium-oxalate found in Plant
Lithogenic
Calcium-oxalate found in Plant
Poultice
Starch found in Tuber

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Calcium-oxalate Plant
Starch Tuber
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]