Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Kingdom: Plantae

Division: Magnoliophyta

Class: Liliopsida

Order: Zingiberales

Family: Costaceae

Genus: Costus

Species: C. speciosus

COMMON NAMES:-kust,pokaramul,penva,keoli,kimuka,chinnkoova.. etc..

NATURE:-it is a herb.

LEAVES:-leaves are mostly big with 12-35 centemeter long.they are mostly without petiole.

FLOWERS:-flowere are white in colour with red bracts.

FRUITS:- fruits are red in colour with black seeds..

MEDICINAL USES OF COSTUS SPECIOSUS(KUSHTA):-Drugs obtained by this plants through

there fresh and dried rhizomes.

roots uses as making for tonic.

roots are also useful in fever.

the rhizomes is comestible later cooking ,which is rich in starch..

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