Iahas-Suran Kad-Suran

Suran Kad (Suran)


Suran Kad (Suran) Scientific Name

Amorphophallus paeoniifolius

Suran Kad (Suran) Other Names

English: Elephant yam, Whitespot giant arum
Hindi: Jimikand

What is Suran Kad (Suran)?

Suran Kad, commonly known as Elephant Yam, is used as food in the mainland in Southeast Asia and in the islands in Southeast Asia. It originated from and was first domesticated in India, where it was used as a food resource. Suran Kad is known to cause an itchy throat, so it is not commonly liked, as it may make your throat itchy. It grows in nutrient rich soil in the common form of a tuber and is often rich in nutrition. Suran Kad primary health benefits are that it is antiprotease, analgesic, and cytotoxic. The top Indian medical systems such as Ayurveda, Siddha, and Unani recommend Suran Kad.

Common forms of Suran Kad (Suran)


Suran Kad (Suran) is commonly used for:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Improving digestion
  • Regulating blood flow
  • Good cardiac medicine
  • Maintaining hormonal balance in women
  • Providing relief from pre-menstrual syndrome
  • Improving appetite
  • Healing ulcers, bronchial irritation, and cough
  • Increasing wound healing speed
  • Strengthening muscles and bones
  • Treating piles and fistula (when consuming the tuber)

Suran Kad (Suran) Dosage

Vegetable: Consume alone or in a recipe

Suran Kad (Suran) Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Not known.
Not so common side-effects: Not known.
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Not known.
Children: Not known.

Consuming an excessive amount of Suran Kad may cause a stomach burn.

Where to Buy Suran Kad (Suran) in the US?

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Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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