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Scientific name of Costus: Saussurea Clarke
Name of Costus in different languages:-
Sanskrit: Kushtam, Pushkara, Ulpalam, Visha.
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.
Useful plant parts of Costus:
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