Alocasia indica is an Ayurvedic plant used for the treatment of diseases of Vata roga, swelling.
A robust herb with long, cylindrical caudex, up to 1.8 m. Leaves large 60 to 90 cm long, triangular-sagittate. Peduncle shorter than the petiole, spathe 20 to 30 cm, pale yellow, spadix equaling the spathe. The plant requires very bright indirect light.
High light refers only to bright indirect light since direct sun often burns the leaves of indoor houseplants Plant requires very bright indirect light. Alocasia plant susceptible to a variety of serious fungal infections. The rootstock is cooling, mild laxative and diuretic, useful in piles, habitual constipation, inflammations, rheumatism, leprosy, anasarca, jaundice, diseases of the spleen. The ash of the rootstocks mixed with honey is used in cases of aphthae. The leaf Juice is astringent. In the Chittagong Hill Tracts, the rootstock is used in diarrhea and stomachache by the Tanchangya.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%