costus

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costus

Chinese medicine
A perennial herb, the root of which contains an alkaloid (saussurine) and essential oils. Costus is analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic and carminative, and is used for abdominal discomfort, angina pectoris, crushing chest pain, asthma, body odour, diarrhoea and nausea; it is believed to calm the foetus during pregnancy.
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Indigenous drugs like Saussurea lappa, Fumaria parviflora and Caesalpinia crista have been used since ancient times to treat worm infestation.
The first three subgroups, A1, A2 and A3 were given Saussurea lappa at rate of 60, 70 and 80 mg/kg body weight.
Efficacy of Saussurea lappa Saussurea lappa at rate of 60 mg/kg body weight was 47.
The efficacy order was triclabendazole, Fumaria parviflora, Saussurea lappa and Caesalpinia crista.
Saussurea lappa Clarke (Compositae), commonly known as Kushta in Sanskrit, is a tall robust perennial herb distributed in Kashmir.
Saussurea lappa (roots), Argyreia speciosa (roots) and Achyranthes aspera (whole plant) were procured from Manilal Lallubhai & Co.
Chhabra BR, Gupta S, Jam M, Kalsi PS (1998) Sesquiterpene lactones from Saussurea lappa.