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Taro Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Colocasia Esculenta
Hindi Name
Arvi, Arbi

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Taro Cures

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Action of Taro

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Nutrients in Taro

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Parts Used

Leaves, Root

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Taro

Excess may cause Skin Irritation.
Leaf may cause scratchiness in the mouth or throat.
People with joint pain, cough and acidity should avoid consumption of Taro. As it may increase these problems.
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Taro is a plant.
It is perennial.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to 1.5 M.
Best used for Snake Bite, Rheumatism.

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Materia Medica for Taro

Taro General

Taro is Antibacterial and Hypotensive in nature. The plant is known to be effective for treating Wounds.
The root of Taro improves Digestion. It lowers Blood sugar level.
The root reduces the risk of Oral and Lung Cancer. It helps to prevent Anemia. It increases Blood circulation in the Body.
The root promotes healthy Immune system, Muscle and Nerve health. It maintains a healthy Cardiovascular system. It helps to relieve stress and pressure on Blood vessels and Arteries. It reduces High Blood pressure.
The root boosts vision. It reduces the risk of Macular Degeneration.
The juice of petioles is used for Earaches and Otorrhea. The end of petioles is used to stop bleeding Wounds.
The corm of the plant is used as an Abortifacient and Anthelmintic. It treats Tuberculosis, Pulmonary Congestion, Crippled Extremities and fungal Abscesses.
The leaf juice is used for Fever, Internal Haemorrhages, Otalgia, Adenitis. A decoction of leaves is drunk to prmote Menstruation. A poultice of leaves is good for Boils.
The stem sap is an Antidote. It is good for wasp, Insect stings and Conjunctivitis.
The stem leaf of Taro prevents Swelling and Pain.
It is a good laxative internally. It is good for Piles.
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Wilson Kwame Adjiku ( Ghana )
09 Apr 2016
How to use Taro medicinally?
Herbpathy Admin
12 Apr 2016
Dear Wilson Kwame Taro is the Herb which is used to cure multiple conditions. This is widely used medicinally. And has shown positive results in curing many diseases. So, please mention that you want to know the method of using it in context to what disease or disorder ? Since there are different ways of using a particular Herb according to the condition to be cured.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Parshotam k Khushalani ( India )
28 Mar 2017
How arvi,/kachalu can be used for fast relief from severe waist /back pain
30 Mar 2017
Since when are you facing this pain ?
Does it occur intermittently or is it continuous ?
Do you have an experience of an injury in the lower back ?
Did you get it diagnosed by a doctor ?
Please get a X ray done.
Does the pain get better on lying down or does it increase when you lie down ? Answers to all these questions are important so that we can suggest an appropriate cure.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Kumari Nayakaratne ( Sri Lanka )
21 Nov 2017
Taro stem and leaves are very high in Calcium oxalate, hence, fear of ' Kidney stones', is it ok to eat this everyday since it brings down Blood Sugar... I am Diabetic and my sugar seems to be coming down, have been eating the stem, leaves and the Root, for all 3 meals everyday for a week now. Is it safe? Will I get kidney stones?
Sammy ( Philippines )
09 Feb 2018
Can we use taro leaves as food supplement for our research subject?
Sammy ( Philippines )
09 Feb 2018
I saw that taro leaves has many health benefits to our body
Fred lee ( Canada )
24 Mar 2018
is Taro root a blood thinner
Praises ( Ghana )
29 Jul 2020
How can one stop irritation in the mouth after one uses it to prepare food.
29 Jul 2020
Dear Praise. One of the side effect of the herb is that the leaves can cause scratchiness in the mouth. You might have to avoid the use if it is causing problem.
Please explain what part are you using for food.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Pooja ( Haryana )
30 Jul 2020
After eating arbi vegetable feel like choking and difficulty in breathing whole day.It happens from some years. Can't lie down after eating this... Why?
31 Jul 2020
Please make sure that when ever you eat Arbi or taro root, it is thoroughly cooked. Uncooked taro may make your mouth numb and give you a sensation of being choked. The chemical responsible for this is calcium oxalate, you need to cook your vegetable completely to destroy this.
Pre frying the vegetable or giving it a boil may help you.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
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