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|Scientific name||Colocasia antiquorum|
|INCI name||Colocasia Antiquorum Root Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||토란뿌리추출물|
|Used part||Root /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-oxidant / immunomodulatory /|
|Known active compounds||vitamins, minerals, flavonoids|
Taro (Colocasia esculenta var. antiquorum) is a plant that can be identified by its large, heart-shaped leaves and it is mainly cultivated for the edible corm. Taro is native to India and Southeast Asia, and widely grown in humid tropical and subtropical areas. It is also called “the potato of the tropics” as it is a staple food in areas such as Southern China, Hawaii, and the Caribbean. Taro roots are rich in minerals including magnesium, iron, potassium, and zinc as well as in vitamins A, B6, C, and E. Taro is eaten in many countries, often steamed, boiled or stir-fried, and in China, it is used for dim sum or pan-fried taro cake which is a traditional food at Chinese New Year celebrations.
The benefits for taro are thought to include improving digestion, lowering blood sugar, preventing cancers, decreasing blood pressure, supporting the immune system, and skin protection. Taro is a good carbohydrate source due to its high starch content. It shows anti-oxidant activities by radical scavenging and immunostimulating potentials by increasing the proliferation of mice lymphocytes.