Dioscorea Bulbifera

Dioscorea Bulbifera

Dioscorea Bulbifera is known for its amazing medicinal properties. It consists of small thread-like fibers, which look like pig hair. For this reason this herb is called Dioscorea Bulbifera. In Ayurveda, Varahi tuber is considered to balance Vata, Kapha and Pitta dosha . Also, the use of Varahi tuber can be beneficial in the treatment of diseases like piles. Taking a mixture of Varahi tuber powder with honey can reduce problems like swelling of the body. At the same time, excessive consumption of it can increase pitta dosha.

Medicinal properties of Dioscorea Bulbifera

Varahi tubers have anti-aging , anti-bacterial, antioxidant , anti- tumor , memory-enhancing and fever -reducing properties. Apart from this, Dioscorea Bulbifera is considered a good source of calcium, magnesium, sodium , zinc , vitamin-B1 , vitamin-B3 , vitamin-C and protein .

Benefits of Varahi Tuber

Problems like piles, diabetes and asthma can be cured by using Varahi tuber as a medicine. Come, let us know in detail about the benefits of using Dioscorea Bulbifera –

protect against cancer

Research done in the lab has found that the extract of Dioscorea Bulbifera has anti-cancer properties. Due to this property, this medicine can stop the growth of cancer cells in the body. It has been found to be most beneficial especially in breast cancer . At present, more research is being done in this regard.

balance the weight

As mentioned under its medicinal properties, it contains sufficient amount of protein. In this sense, it can be said that by consuming it, obesity can be reduced somewhat. Also, those who want to keep their weight under control, they can also consume it.


Vitamin-C and magnesium are also found in Varahi tuber , so it can be used in the treatment of piles . At present, there is a lack of research regarding how much and when it should be taken, so one must ask the doctor once before taking it in the case of piles.


It also contains vitamin-C and some scientific research says that consuming vitamin-C improves the immune system, through which the level of diabetes in the body can be controlled to some extent. At the same time, it has already been clarified in the article that vitamin-C is found in Varahi tuber.


Antioxidant properties are found in Vitamin-C, which can work to clean the lungs. At the same time, it has become clear in this article that vitamin-C is found in Varahi tuber. In this sense, it can be said that if there is a problem like asthma , there can be some benefit by consuming Varahi tuber, but it is better that it should be consumed only on the advice of the doctor.

Uses of Varahi Tuber

The use of Varahi tuber mixed with other herbs can be beneficial in many health conditions. Let’s know –

for digestive power

Make a decoction of 30ml Varahi tuber and mix 1 gram liquorice powder in it. Then mix about 4-5 grams of sugar candy powder. Digestive power can be good by drinking this mixture.

hemorrhoids treatment

Take 2 grams of Varahi tuber powder and fry it. Then add sugar candy powder and ghee to it. Consumption of this mixture can be beneficial in the treatment of piles.

for swelling

Swelling of the body can be reduced by eating 1 gram Varahi tuber powder mixed with 1 teaspoon honey .

for kidney

Toxic substances deposited in the kidney can be taken out by drinking 2 grams of Varahi tuber powder mixed with rice bran .

Disadvantages of Varahi Tuber

Although Varahi tuber is a treasure trove of medicinal properties, but its excessive consumption can also be harmful. It is as follows –

  • Due to the hepatotoxicity property of Dioscorea Bulbifera, excessive consumption can cause liver damage.
  • Its excessive consumption can aggravate pitta dosha.


Dioscorea Bulbifera is an important herb with medicinal properties. Its use can be beneficial in diseases like piles and asthma. The kidney can be cleaned by consuming its powder mixed with rice starch. It is beneficial to use it in any physical condition with the advice of a doctor. Consuming it by itself can be harmful.