kuth Plant

Details of kuth Plant.

Botanical Name: Costus speciosus

Sanskrit Name:

English Name: Costus

Common Names:
kuth

Drug Class: Bitter, tonic, astringent

Indication: Purgative, depurative,

Parts Used:
root

Medicinal Uses

The plant pacifies vitiated kapha and pitta in the body. It is reported to show antifertility, anti-inflammatory, astringent, aphrodisiac, purgative, anthelmintic, depurative, febrifuge, expectorant and antispasmodic properties. The rhizomes are effective in the treatment of burning sensation, constipation and intestinal worms. It is also useful for the treatment of skin diseases, fever, and bronchitis. In addition to that the plant shows effective results in case of leprosy, fever, inflammations and anemia.

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