INSULIN PLANT / Fiery Costus/ Step Ladder/ Spiral flag (3 Rhizomes)


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INSULIN PLANT / Fiery Costus/ Step Ladder/ Spiral flag (3 Rhizomes)


INSULIN PLANT /Fiery costus/Step ladder/Spiral flag (5 rhizomes)

All the water marked photos as (RARE PLANTS) are from my own Garden collection.They have not been photo-shopped, so this is really what the foliage looks like as in listing  & water marked as (RARE PLANT.

Chamaecostus cuspidatus, common name Fiery Costus or Spiral Flag, is a species of herbaceous plant in the Costaceae family native to eastern Brazil (States of Bahia and Espirito Santo) In India, it is known as insulin plant because of its use in Ayurvedic medicine for its purported anti-diabetic properties.

Growth and propagation 

Spiral flag grows in either full sun or partial shade. It needs fertile soil and ample moisture, and is often planted near water. Propagation is by division of the clumps, cuttings, or by separating the offsets or plantlets that form below the flower heads. Mites and nematodes can be a problem, especially on light, sandy soil. The plant has no diseases are of major concern.

Name in other languages of the Insulin plant: 

Bengali – Piasal 
Hindi- Banda, Bija-sal, Peisar , JARUL,  Keukand
Kannada – Kempu honne 
Malayalam – Honne, Karintakara, Vengai, Venna-maram 
Marathi – Honi , Pushkarmula
Odisha – Vengis 
Sanskrit – Asana, Bandhukapushpa 
Tamil – Neyccarikamaram, Venkai-c-ciray , Kostam                                                                                 Telugu – Peddavesiga, Yeangesha 
Urdu- Bijasar, Dam al akhwain                      
Gujarati – Pakarmula 
English – Banaba         
               Costus Igneus, Insulin plant is a medicinal plant and capable of having Magic Cure for Diabetes. Leaf of this herbal plant helps to build up insulin by strengthening beta cells of Pancreas in the Human body thus popularly known as “Insulin plant” in India 
Plant name:  Insulin Plant
Botanical Name: Costus Igneus
Family:  Costaceae
Actions: Anti-Diabetic

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