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Costus speciosus

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Uses

Cough, Asthma, Indigestion, Anorexia, Ring worm infection, Fever, Intestinal worms, Skin deseases.

Parts Used

Powder of rhizome, Juice if the rhizome, Leaf.

Chemical Composition

The rhizomes contain costusosides Saponins dioscin, gracillin and Beta-sitosteral, Beta-d glucoside[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Kundige gida, Arati kundige
Hindi Kusht
Malayalam Naagali
Tamil Kottam
Telugu Bomma
Marathi
Gujarathi
Punjabi
Kashmiri
Sanskrit Kushta, Kemuka
English Wild ginger


Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Tikta, Kashaya

Guna

Laghu, Ruksha

Veerya

Sheeta

Vipaka

Katu

Karma

Kapha, Pitta shamaka

Prabhava

Habit

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Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature

[2]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Flowering from September to December

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Fruiting from September to December

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

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How to plant/cultivate

[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

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References

  1. Chemical constituents
  2. [Morphology]
  3. [Cultivation]

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