Costus Igneus, Insulin - Plant
Chamaecostus cuspidatus, common name Fiery Costus or Spiral Flag, is a species of herbaceous plant in the Costaceae family native to eastern Brazil.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Kostum,ninebark,Insulin||Orange||May to June||4.00 to 5.00 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
|Full sun to part shade||Well-drained soil||Keep soil moist throughout the growing season||30 to 40 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
- This variety of Costus grows well as a container plant because of its clumping growth habit.
- Remove the mulch when fertilizing plants. Then replace the mulch.Divide the rhizomes with a sharp knife to propagate.
- Plant the smaller rhizomes in a new location and water well.
Culinary use: NA
Insulin a medicinal plant is a Magic Cure for Diabetes.
Its leaves helps to build up insulin in the human body so it is commonly known as insulin plant in India.
It is now accepted and used widely as an Ayurvedic medicinal herb. Consumption of the leaves are believed to lower blood glucose levels, and diabetics who consumed the leaves of this plant did report a fall in their blood glucose levels.