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Amorphophallus konjac


Obesity, high cholesterin levels, constipation ...


Composition :
50% Konjac, 50% Guar - or 100% Amorphophallus konjac - 600 mg

Part used :
Root extract

Konjac (Amorphophallus konjac), aka Devil’s Tongue, Konnyaku Potato, Vodoo Lilly or Elephant Yam, is a plant of the genus Amorphophallus in the Arum family (Araceae). It is native to tropical Eastern Asia (from Japan and China to Indonesia). It is a perennial plant, growing from a large corm up to 25 cm (11in) in diameter. The single leaf can measure over 1 meter (3ft) across, is bipinnate and divided into numerous leaflets. The flowers are produced on aspathe enclosed by a dark purple spadix up to 55 cm (1 1/2ft) long.

The food made from the root (bulb) of this plant is widely known in english by its japanese name, konnyaku (yam cake), being cooked and consumed primarily in Japan. This bulb is rich in glucomannan, a polysaccharide which is used as a thickener or gelling agent in the food industry (for example as a ingredient in vegan alternative seafood products). This substance is also popular for use in weight loss programs, as it absorbs water in the stomach and intestines to form a bulky fiber which treats constipation. It may also slow the absorption of sugar, lipids and cholesterol from the gut, helping to control blood sugar levels in diabetes, and reducing cholesterol levels. Konjac is often used in combination with Guar (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba).

(see also Guar).




Take 3-6 capsules daily, with plenty of water.