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Chamaecostus Cuspidatus

Chamaecostus cuspidatus, common name fiery costus or spiral flag, is a species of herbaceous plant in the Costaceae family native to eastern Brazil (States of Bahia and Espirito Santo).[1][2][3] In India, it is known as insulin plant because of its use in Ayurvedic medicine for its purported anti-diabetic properties.[4] Chamaecostus cuspidatus has large fleshy looking leaves. The undersides of these large, smooth, dark green leaves have light purple shade. The leaves are spirally arranged around the stem, forming attractive, arching clumps arising from underground rootstocks. The maximum height of these plants is about two feet. The flowers are orange in color and are 1.5 in (3.8 cm) in diameter. Flowering occurs during the warm months. And they appear to be cone-like heads at the tips of branches.[5] Cultivation[edit] In Siddha medicine, it is known as kostum. It is being cultivated in Kashmir and the Himalayan regions for its root. It is related to the gingers and was originally part of the Zingiberaceae family. But now the Costus species and their kin have been reclassified into their own family, Costaceae.[2] The species reproduces vegetative by rhizome and birds disperse seeds Continue reading >>

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    Costus Igneus, Insulin plant is a medicinal plant and capable of having Magic Cure for Diabetes. Leaf of this herbal plant helps to build up insulin by strengthening beta cells of Pancreas in the Human body thus popularly known as “Insulin Plant” in India Plant name: Insulin Plant Botanical Name: Costus Igneus An insulin plant … Continue reading
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