In Tanzania, the juice from the stem of Costus
spectabilis is used to treat worm infection alone or in combination with the juice of Dissotus rotundifolia or the stalk of Aframomum species.
A report on the antioxidant activity of leaves and rhizomes of Costus
Antidiabetic activity of insulin plant (Costus
igneus) leaf extract in diabetic rats.
Table 2: Traditional methods of preparation and frequency of administration of Coccinia grandis, Costus
specious, Desmodium gangeticum, Mimosa pudica and Psidium guava.
Since the habitats of the two tribes are in the same State, and since they have possibly inhabited this region for millennia, there is a possibility that the similar use of Costus
speciosus for treatment of diabetes can be a result of interaction between the two tribes.
Flavonol glycosides from leaves of Costus
Rapid speciation and the evolution of hummingbird pollination in neotropical Costus
(Costaceae): Evidence from nrDNA ITS and ETS sequences.
Despite the amount of work done to the house, Costus
says the project isn't completely ?nished.
Some of the toughest are stepladder ginger (Costus
barbatus), flowering banana (Musa ornata), and Heliconia latispatha 'Orange Gyro'.
. Products such as extracts, concretes, and essential oils are obtained from Saussurea lappa (also known as Saussurea costus
means oriental plant and Costmary was introduced from the Orient.