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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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The efficacy of Costus igneus rhizome on carbohydrate metabolic, hepatoprotective and antioxidative enzymes in streptozotocin (STZ) induced diabetic rats.
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.
Los analisis filogeneticos recientes han concluido que Costus, de acuerdo con su circunscripcion tradicional (Maas 1972), es parafiletico (Specht et al.
malaccensis is mentioned amongst 65 listed Indian medicinal and aromatic plants facing genetic erosion by CIMAP (1997), a list that also includes Gentiana kurroo, Sausaurea costus, Hedychium spicatum, Nardostaschys grandiflora, Gaultheria procumbens and Jurinea dolomiaea.
Better yet, Costus specious, Desmodium gangeticum and Mimosa pudica are even considered weeds due to their potentially high growth rate.
Acetone extracts of four plants, Nicotiana tabacum (Tobacco), Pegnum hermala (Hermal), Saussurea costus (Kust-e-shireen) and Salsola baryosma (Khar booti) at different concentrations viz.
Hymenoptera: Braconidae) Parasitizing Agaraea minuta (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae) and the Effects on Two Costus (Costaceae) Plant Species in Brazil.
9 Blood in urine, kidney stones Juice obtained from macerated (symptoms: weakness, lower stems of Costus speciosus (J.