Botanical Name: Diosorea deltoidea
Common Name: Kukurtarul / Vantarul
English Name: Bulb Bearing, Yam
Parts Used: Tubers
Habit and Habitat: Tropical region upto 3500 m.
Description: Twining or climbing herb; root tuberous, tubers variable, leaves 6 cm. in diameter, alternate, petiolate, cordate, entire, glabrous; flowers in spike, white
Uses: Used in Piles, dysentry, syphilis and ulcers
References: A compendium of Medicinal Plants in Nepal by Sushim Ranjan Baral and Puran Prasad Kurmi (October’ 2006)