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Chamaecostus Cuspidatus is commonly known as Fiery Costus , Spiral Flag and Step Ladder. In Philippines it is called Insulin Plant, as name suggests it is very helpful treat Type 2 Diabetes. It is a species of herbaceous plant.Due to its anti-diabetic properties it is used in Traditional Medicines. This plant belongs to South & Central America. Consisting of nearly 150 species, Costus is the largest in the family, and found primarily in tropical climates. Although, it is native to the America but it can be found growing densely in the area of south part of India. In India, it is also known as Insulin Plant.
Benefits Of Insulin Plant
Fiery Costus has huge fleshy leaves. The undersides of these huge, smooth, dark green leaves have light purple shade. The leaves are spirally set out around the stem and form stunning arching clumps arising from underground rootstocks. The utmost height of Chamaecostus Cuspidatus plants is about 2 feet. The flowers of these plants are orange in color & are 3.8 cm in diameter. Spiral Flag(Chamaecostus cuspidatus) Flowers occur during the warm months & they appear like cone at the tips of branches. The leaves of Insulin Plant are rich source of iron, protein & a number of antioxidant components such as A-tocopherol and B-carotene. The dried leaves of Insulin Plant are used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine. One most important and good thing about this plant is it can be grown by its leaf also. Green Nurtures has more collection of these types of medicinal plants.
Regular consumption of insulin plant leaves has effectively provided glycaemic control in diabetics due to which the dose of insulin could be lessening to half. Earlier, it was said that Blood Sugar could be controlled only by allopathic treatment. But now research says, Blood sugar levels can be controlled by non allopathic treatments. The risk of diabetic complications is kept away. There is no inauspicious effects of consumption of insulin plant (Chamaecostus cuspidatus) leaves are reported. From day fifteen, Glycaemic control is an evident. Regular consumption is mandatory for good results to be observed. Shop now Insulin Plant today.