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Cheilocostus speciosus - Kebuka
Kebuka consists of the dried rhizome of Costus speciosus. It is a herb commonly found in sub-Himalayan tract extending between Kangra to Arunachal Pradesh and also in Western Ghats.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
The rhizomes contain saponins—dioscin, gracillin and beta-sitosterolbeta-D-glucoside. All parts of the plant yield steroidal sapogenin, diogenin (quantity varies from 0.32 to 4%)
|Hindi||Kebu, Kemuk, Kemuaa|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Pittahara, Kaphahara, Dīpana, Pācana, Grāhī, Kṛmighna, Hṛdya, Raktaṣodhaka
|Paripinnate||Oblong||Leaf Arrangementis Alternate-spiral|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Unisexual||2-4cm long||Pink||Flowering throughout the year and In terminal and/or axillary pseudoracemes|
|Oblong pod||Thinly septate, pilose, wrinkled||Seeds upto 5||Fruiting throughout the year|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
C. speciosus are usually grown in fertile, organic, moist, well-drained soils in shade. Tropical climate with high humidity and minimum temperature 13o C is best for its cultivation. Crepe ginger grows from thick fleshy roots called "rhizomes".