“Kidaran” is an ornamental plant. The shape of the yams is similar to a bowl. The flowers of the plant have an unpleasant odor. There are two varieties of this yam species as “White Kidaran” (Maha Kidaran) and “Wild Kidaran” (Polon Kidaran). Only White Kidaran is consumed as food and it has white spots on its stem. Wild Kidaran is not consumed as food but it is used as an effective herb in traditional medicine for snake bites.
It is used in the treatment of hemorrhoids. It helps in reducing high body temperatures.