Dioscorea bulbifera seeds mature in Nov.
【Common name】Air Potato, Airpotato Yam, Air potato Yam
【Latin name】Dioscorea bulbifera
【Annual/Perennial】 Winding herbaceous lianes
【Habitat】Growing by ravines at altitude below 2000m, sewer in valleys or miscellaneous forest margins.
【Blooming period】July to October
【Fruiting period】August to November.
【Sun/Shade】shade and sun
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- 【Medicinal parts】tuber and puce bulbil in axil. Chinese name: tuber: Huangyaozi. Puce bulbil in axil: Huangdulingyuzi.
【Harvest & Processing】Tuber: excavated Hungyaozi after 2-3years of planting, taken those over 3cm, wash off sediment, cut off fibril, transect into 1cm-long pieces, sun-dried or dried over fire, or used fresh. Bulbel: harvested in later summer and early autumn, used fresh or sliced, and sun-dried.
【Main components】Tubers contain diosbulbin A-H, 8-epidiosbulbin E acetate, diosgenin, D-sorbitol, 7-tetrahydroxy-9, 10-dihydro phenanthrene, 2, 4, 5, 6-tetrahydroxyphenanthrene, etc.; also sucrose, reducing sugar, starch and tannin, etc.
【Pharmacological effect】Anti-bacterial and anti-tumors and resistant to thyroid enlargement.
【Property】Tuber: bitter, cold, mild-toxic. Bulbel: bitter, pungent, cold, mild-toxic. Cubes: dissipating binds-goiter, clearing heat-toxin, cooling blood and relieving hemorrhage. Bulbel: clearing heat for dissipating phlegm, suppressing cough and asthma, dissipating binds and detoxifying.
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