Dioscorea glabra Roxb

Family ► Dioscoreaceae.

Habitat ► Assam, Bengal, Bihar, Orissa and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Ayurvedic ► Shankhaaluka.

Action ► Tubers contain 77.7978.23% carbohydrates, 9.73-10.13% albuninoids.

Habitat ► South India; throughout the hills of Deccan.

Ayurvedic ► Amlikaakanda (controversial synonym).

Siddha ► Kavala-kodi, Venilai Valli.

Folk ► Aambaalio Kanda (Gujarat).

Action ► Used externally for reducing swellings.

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