Author: Jan Scholten
632.11.12 Amorphophallus konjac
Names: Amorphophallus rivierei.
English: Devil’s tongue; Leopard palm; Corpse flower; Snake palm; Umbrella arum; Komjac.
Content: calcium oxalate; cyanogenic glycosides; hydroxytryptophane; sulphur compounds.
Botany: plants can change their gender.
Sexual desire increased, diminished, forbidden, < taboo.
Discontent, frustrated, deception.
Angry, nagging, rude, rough, sarcastic, cynical.
Secretive, hiding, shame, < sexuality.
Fiery, hot, impulsive, direct.
Looks bewildered, dazed, exhausted.
Total indifference and apathy.
Anxiety and fear.
Semi-conscious state, does not react.
Making fun, practical jokes.
Theme: death, funeral; devil, dragon, snake.
Sensation: stinging; burning, fiery; boring, poking, picking.
Desire: food, extreme; cannibalism.
Food: > nourishment; < alcoholic drinks.
General: weight loss, emaciation; bodily swelling, puffiness; repulsive appearance, stupefied look of animals; ill, indefinable uneasiness, needs to remain in bed, feverish with intestinal colic.
Energy: exhaustion, extreme tiredness, weariness; discomfort.
Nose: hayfever, < pollen, < dust, < tobacco.
Face: repulsive look, stupefied; puffy; lip eruption.
Mouth: irritation, aphthae, ulcers.
Throat: burning; hoarse.
Lungs: cough; bronchitis; asthma; cancer.
Stomach: irritation; vomiting; dyspepsia; nausea, < seeing food.
Abdomen: flatulence; problem of liver and spleen.
Rectum: constipation; tiring diarrhoea; cancer; haemorrhoids; worms; stool foetid, black, acrid.
Male: irritation; phimosis; balanitis; epidydimitis; urethritis; gonorrhoea; syphilis; genital herpes; impotence.
Female: menses difficult, prolonged, painful; genital complaints, burning; purulent leucorrhoea; salpingitis, acute, chronic; acrid vaginitis; leucorrhoea, foetid, green, purulent; genital herpes; dysmenorrhoea.
Limbs: numb; arthritis; elephantiasis.