Natural Health Remedies

Kostum – Herbal Remedy for Diabetes

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 :

  1. The leaves of this medicinal plant is used in the management of Diabetes.
  2. The dried powder of leaves of this plant is taken in the dose of 1/2 to 1 gram twice a day in diabetes.
  3. 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.

Dr Amritjude

Chief Doctor and owner of “Agasthiyar Guru Siddha Marma Chikitsalayam” Siddha Hospital, Melvettoor P. O., Varkala, Kerala.

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  1. One of the best natural supplements to help control type 2 diabetes is Costus Pictus (you can read about it on Google). The leaves of the plant have the ability to help control and normalize blood sugar levels. Research has shown that the plant extract also contains the same properties and can be consumed in a powdered form as well. There are numerous growers of the plant in India, however according to my knowledge, the only people that have a certified product with a food licence to sell the powder are a farm based in Tamil Nadu. The contact person is a gentleman by the name of Manu and he can be contacted @9881976661

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