Amorphophallus konjac produces a single large, smelly flower from each bulb. Photos courtesy of David Waugh, Morningwood Farm, Mt. Horeb. Common Name: Devil’s Tongue. Amorphophallus konjac. Cultivated for food, the plant sends up its large flowering stems before the leaves are produced. The proper name for the konjac plant is Amorphophallus, but it is also sometimes called konjaku, elephant yam, devil’s tongue, snake palm.

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Other common names are as follows: Glucomannan is its scientific name, and its other common names include konjac mannan, devil’s tongue, konjac, elephant-foot yam, snake plant and konnyaku. This characteristic of Amorphophallus konjac is beneficial in treating obesity.

Ripening fruits Photograph by: Subscribe to our Newsletter to recieve: Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included. It is typically mottled grey and firmer in consistency than most gelatins. More Sign up for konjxc newsletter Discover in-depth, condition specific articles written by our in-house team.

They found that the glucomannan supplement increased weight loss whereas the guar gum supplement did not. The corm is the part of the plant that is used, as well as its tuber, which is commonly called the konnyaku potato. The digestive regulatory quality of Amorphophallus konjac makes it a natural, alternative agent in the treatment and regulation of diabetes and high cholesterol. Glucomannan dietary supplements made from konjac are available in most health food stores.

The corm of the konjac is often colloquially referred xmorphophallus as a yamthough amorphophalluz is not related to tubers of the family Dioscoreaceae.

Devil’s tongue or Amorphophallus konjac is a perennial plant with a bipinnate single leaf growing from a corm. Noodles made from konnyaku are called shirataki. This page was last edited on 6 Decemberat Mindfulness ‘has huge potential’ as a weight loss kojjac. The root is oxytocic and sialagogue[ ]. The plant produces one enormous leaf and one flowering stem annually.


Register take the tour. It also looks at how to use konjac and whether there are any risks to consider before taking it. Although Amorphophallus konjac is a natural substance, jonjac has to be administered under the supervision of a health care professional. Forest margins and thickets at elevations of – 1, metres in western Yunnan[ ]. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition26 3— Japan’s largest manufacturer of konjac snacks, MannanLifetemporarily stopped producing the jellies after a month-old Japanese boy choked to death on a frozen MannanLife konjac jelly.

Amorphophallus konjac forms a gelatinous mass when mixed with water.

Like many species maorphophallus the family Araceae, this plant has the ability to heat the flowering spadix as the pollen becomes ready for fertilization. Konjac is grown in China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan and southeast Asia for its large starchy corms, used to create a flour and jelly of the same name. Can exercise lower blood pressure as effectively as drugs?

Amorphophaklus – southwest China. The plant is widely cultivated in Japan and China as food source. Having high cholesterol means that people are more likely to experience heart disease or have a stroke. Often includes an analysis, or at least a list of constituents.

It can also be made into a flour and used as a food thickener. The largest tubers are harvested at the end of the year, leaving the rest in the ground to grow on for harvest in later years[ ]. Especially just before aorphophallus foliage declines prior to dormancy, the tubers are a rich source of mannan, a amorphophhallus of mannose and glucose[ ]. It is used in the treatment of cancer[ ].


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We partner with some of the companies that sell these products, which means Healthline UK and konjxc partners may receive a portion of revenues if you make a purchase using a link s above. For Chinese cooking, thin strands of konjac gel can be used as substitute for shark fins when preparing an imitation version of the shark fin soup.

Amorphophallus konjac is an evergreen Perennial growing to 1. Over recent years, it has been clear that coffee protects against Parkinson’s disease.

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When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least a couple of years. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Konnyaku. Article last reviewed by Sat 11 November The proper name for the konjac plant is Amorphophallusbut it is also sometimes called konjaku, elephant yam, devil’s akorphophallus, snake palm, and voodoo lily. Glucomannan is widely used as an amorphkphallus and stabilizer in foods and drinks[ ].

It has very little taste; the common variety tastes vaguely like saltusually with a slightly oceanic taste and smell from the seaweed powder added to it, though some forms omit the seaweed. All references are available in the References tab.

These are rarely produced[ 1 ]. Amorphophallus konjac must be consumed with at least 8 ounces of water to prevent esophageal blockage. Plants can tolerate a minimum temperature of 15c during the growing season, though the optimum range is 20 – 25? Corm – cooked[ ]. This page was printed from: Retrieved 8 April Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants.

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