The plant contains Glucomannan, a type of carbohydrate, and products containing glucomannan are sold as dietary supplements for constipation, obesity, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes.
The Buk’s corm, often referred to as a yam, contains a lot of Glucomannan and can be made into a popular Asian fruit jelly snack, commonly known as lychee cups.
Konjac root powder is used as an ingredient in vegan alternative seafood products.
It can be incorporated into animal-product-free versions of scallops, fish, prawns, crab, shrimp etc.
This plant grows well all over Thailand due to the countrys loam soil which is plentiful in organic matter.