Common name: Keladi tikus, Tu Ban Xia atau Lao Shu Yu
Botanical name: Typhonium flagelliforme
Usage : Typhonium flagelliforme is used in traditional medicine in Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore for treating different types of malignancy. The plant was found to posses anti-cancer properties and used extensively as one of the components of traditionally for combating breast, lung, colon and liver cancer.
Study shows that rodent tubers contain high Arginine; is an essential amino acid, which is required for normal growth of microbes, plants and animals. Arginine is required to maintain normal metabolism and proliferation of cells.