Plant name : Kostum or Insulin Plant
“A medicinal plant with Anti-diabetic property”.
Botanical name : Costus igneus
Family : Costaceae
Actions : Anti-Diabetic
Siddha Medicinal Uses :
- The leaves of this medicinal plant is used in the management of Diabetes.
- The dried powder of leaves of this plant is taken in the dose of 1/2 to 1 gram twice a day in diabetes.
- The fresh leaves of this plant is chewed two times daily for 1 week after 1 week, 1 leaf should be chewed twice a day this dosage should be continued for 1 month. It is said that this treatment is effective in bringing blood sugar levels under control in diabetes patients.
Note : Siddha treatment is based on complete physical examination of the patient, Naadi diagnosis, and other diagnostic criteria of the disease. The content given in this article is purely meant for information and education purpose only. Kindly consult a Siddha physician before any sort of self medication.