Dioscorea batata

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Synonyms for Dioscorea batata

hardy Chinese vine naturalized in United States and cultivated as an ornamental climber for its glossy heart-shaped cinnamon-scented leaves and in the tropics for its edible tubers

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Acorus calamus rhizome (ACR), Acorus gramineus rhizome (AGR), Bupleurum falcatum root (BFR), Dioscorea batatas rhizome (DBR), Epimedium koreanum herb (EKH), Sclerotium of the fungus Poria cocos (PCS) and Zizyphi jujuba fruit (ZJF) were dried in sun and purchased from a Korean herbal drugs store in Seoul.
Dioscorea batatas contains steroidal saponin, dioscin and phenolic compounds like batatasin I, II, III which are dormancy inducing.