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Costus

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Scientific name of Costus: Saussurea Clarke

Name of Costus in different languages:-

Sanskrit: Kushtam, Pushkara, Ulpalam, Visha.

Hindi: Kut

Malayalam: Kottam കൊട്ടം

Plant description of Costus

 Saussurea Clarke - Costus is a perennial herb grows up to  3 m tall, leaves are long up to 6-8 inch long, dark green, tapered, stem are brown in color, flowers are violet, born in clusters at the branch end, Medicinal uses: to treat skin diseases, cough, allergy.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Cordate Margin-Entire Venation-Cross venulated
 Cordate-heartshaped  Margin_Entire  Venation-Cross-venulate

 

Useful plant parts of Costus:

Root

Chemical content:

Glucoside, alkaloid - Sossurin, Tanin.

How to prepare medicines with Costus:

To reduce Asthma, consume 1-3 g.m. of root powder mix with honey for tree times daily

It is the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-

Agnimukh Choorna Kasisadi Ghrita Nisosiradi Thailam
Badratharvadi Kashayam Kasisadi Tailam Panchatikta Guggulu Ghrita
Bala Thailam Kottam chukkadiThailam Phal Kalyan Ghrita
Baladhatryadi Thailam Kottamchukkadi choornam Pippallyasavam
Balahatadi Thailam Kottamchukkadi Kuzhambu Pippalyadi Tailam
Brihat Madhusnuhi Rasayanam Kottamchukkadi Thailam Prabhanjana Vimardanam Thailam
Brihat Marichadi Taila Lodhrasavam Prameha Mihira Taila
Brihat Phala Ghrita Madana Kameswari Lehyam Punarnava Mandur
Chandanbala Laxadi Oil Maha Laxadi Tailm Rasnadi Choornam
Chandrodaya kuzhambu Maha Vishagarbha Tailam Sahacharadi Kuzhambu
Dasamoolarishtam Mahanarayan thaialam Sarivadi Vati
Devdarvadi Kashaya Manjishtadi Thailam Sarvamayantaka ghritam
Dhanwantharam Kuzhambu Marma Thailam Seethamsu Tailam
Dhanwanthararishtam Mathala Rasayanam Somaraji Oil
Dineseladi Velichenna Mushikadi Taila Stanyajanana Rasayanam
Guduchyadi modaka Nalopamaradi Keram Thriphaladi Gulika
Guduchyadi Tailam Nalpaamaradi Keram Vasachandanadi Taila
Herbollin Tablet Nalpamaradi Thaialam Yogaraja Churnam
Jadamayadi Choornam Nasika Choornam  
Kalyanaka Ghrita Neelikadi Tailam  
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