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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