Insulin plant /Costus igneus also known as Fiery Costus or Spiral Flag Insulin plant is a medicinal plant and capable of having Magic Cure for Diabetes. The leaves of this herbal medicinal plant are used to control Blood sugar levels or in Treatment of Diabetes. Costus igneus has large fleshy looking leaves. The undersides of these large, smooth, dark green leaves have light purple shade.
It is an easily grown medicinal plant and best for planting throughout the year. It is widely grown in gardens as ornamental plant in South India and also run wild in many places. It is a perennial, upright, spreading plant reaching about two feet tall