INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Rhizoma Amorphophalli
Common English: Konjac
Devilstongue
Glucomannan
Rivier Giantarum Rhizome
Anomalous Herbs
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Acrid
Bitter
Cold
(Warm)
Toxic
(Non-toxic)
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9-15g
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Resolves Phlegm, disperses accumulation, and swelling, and relieves toxicity

Coughing due to Phlegm Accumulation, malaria,

Topically for burns and scalding, carbuncles, furuncles, erysipelas, abscesses

Invigorates the Blood and alleviates pain

Amenorrhea, External and Internal trauma

Suppresses tumors

Tumors, tuberculosis of the lymph nodes

CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated during pregnancy or breast-feeding.
  • Caution, large doses can have a laxative effect.
  • It is contraindicated to eat raw.
  • Do not overdose.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Konjac is often used as a diet food. The dietary fiber from the root of Amorphophallus konjac is used as a component of weight loss supplements. Konjac supplementation at modest levels has been shown to promote increased butyric acid through improved bowel flora ecology and increase bowel movements in constipated adults.
  2. Konjac can also be used for facial massage accessories which are currently popular in Korea.
  3. This herb has been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.