Typhonium TRILOBATUM (L.) Schott.

Synonym : Arum auriculatum Sims
Arum orixense Roxb. ex Andrews
Dracunculus trilobatus (L.) Raf.
Typhonium siamense Engl.
Bangla Name : Ghet Kochu, Gher Kochu. ,Kharbas, Sarakao (Chakma), Kalman (Garo).
English Name : -
Family : Araceae
Disease : hypnotic, tumours, bowels, ulcer and piles
Description : A tuberous herb, with subglobose tuber up to 4 cm diam. Petiole 25-30 cm long, lamina hastate-subtrisect, segments all acuminate, front segment ovate, 8-18 cm long, lateral ones obliquely ovate, shorter, subbilobed at base. Peduncle thin, 5-7 cm long, tube of spathe oblong, 2.5 cm long, lamina oblong-ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, 15 or more cm long, 5-7 cm broad, inside rose-purple. Spadix nearly 15 cm long. Female inflorescence short-cylindric, about 7 mm long, male inflorescence 1.25-1.5 cm long, rose-pink, situated above the female.
Distribution : Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Tangail, Sylhet and Dhaka.
Chemical Constituents : Tubers and roots contain a volatile acrid principle, ?-sitosterol, two unidentified sterols and an unidentified crystalline compound (Ghani, 2003).
Uses : The plant is hypnotic. Fresh corms are very acrid and a powerful stimulant, employed as a poultice in tumours. The corms are reported to relax the bowels and provide relief in haemorrhoids and piles. They are eaten with bananas to cure the stomach complai
Habit : Herb