Chamaecostus cuspidatus/Insulin Plant - Medicinal Plant
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The insulin plant is botanically known as Chamaecostus cuspidatus or Costus igneus from the Costaceae family. It is also known as Fiery Costus or Spiral Flag Insulin plant is a medicinal plant and capable of having Magic Cure for Diabetes. It is an easily grown medicinal plant and is best for planting throughout the year. It is widely grown in gardens as an ornamental plant in Indian Garden and also grows wildly in many places. It has large fleshy-looking leaves. The leaves are spirally arranged around the stem, forming attractive, arching clumps arising from underground rootstocks. The maximum height of Read More
The insulin plant is botanically known as Chamaecostus cuspidatus or Costus igneus from the Costaceae family. It is also known as Fiery Costus or Spiral Flag Insulin plant is a medicinal plant and capable of having Magic Cure for Diabetes. It is an easily grown medicinal plant and is best for planting throughout the year. It is widely grown in gardens as an ornamental plant in Indian Garden and also grows wildly in many places. It has large fleshy-looking leaves. The leaves are spirally arranged around the stem, forming attractive, arching clumps arising from underground rootstocks. The maximum height of these plants is about 2-3 feet. It also flowers during the warm months. And they appear to be cone-like heads at the tips of branches.
- The Insulin plant is one such traditional plant that is getting global acceptance nowadays and is now widely used as an ayurvedic medicinal herb.
- Consumption of the leaves is believed to lower blood glucose levels, and diabetics who consumed the leaves of this plant are said to have a fall in their blood glucose levels.
- The leaves of the Insulin Plant contain corosolic acid which helps to generate insulin thereby treating diabetes.
- It has been proven to be antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-cancerous.
- In Siddha medicine, used for diabetes; leaves are chewed twice daily, or dried leaf powder is taken 1/2 to 1 gram twice daily.
- it is also helpful for patients with hypertension, asthma, and kidney and liver problem.
- You can grow it directly in the medium to large size pot or directly in the ground.
- It prefers to grow in humid areas and low sunlight areas wherever morning or evening sunlight is available.
- Provide support to keep plants safe, especially during the heavy wind.
- Add organic manure once in 2 months.
INSIDE THE BOX
|1.||Insulin Plant||1-2 Feet Height|
|2.||Growing Pot (Black color)||6 Inch|
**above specifications are for indicative purpose only, actual dimensions may slightly vary.
INITIAL CARE FOR 10-15 DAYS JUST AFTER RECEIVING YOUR PLANT
- Remove the Packaging Materials carefully.
- Press the soil in the pot & add additional soil(garden mix) if necessary.
- Maintain moisture in the pot, Do not overwater it may kill your plant, so make sure that the soil should be dry between watering.
- Make sure that plants get enough morning direct bright light(2-3hrs) for 10-15 days & do not go for immediate transplanting (minimum 1 month)
- After 1 month you can transplant it into a slightly bigger pot than the present pot or directly in the ground.
- Just prune if any branch of the plant is get damaged in transits. New leaves will come definitely.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Every plant has different plant parts to use as a medicinal plant it may be in its leaves, roots, stems, flowers or other parts of the plant. For full details look at the descriptions of individual plants.
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Some plants need indirect bright light & others need direct bright light and some can grow in both direct and indirect sunlight. So please look at the description of each individual plants.
The soil should be well drained, fertile and rich in organic content. A mixture of garden soil, cocopeat, compost will give the best results for your plants.
Remember overwater can kill your plant(make sure that your pot should have drainage hole). Water when the topsoil(2-3 inch) feels dry to touch. In general moderate watering(in every 3-4 days)
Regular pruning of diseased and damaged parts of the plants. Regular watering, proper ventilation & sunlight, organic manure & fertilizers application.
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No, both are different plants, Tulsi which is commonly known as holy basil, where as mint tulsi is closely related to holy basil & doesn't have devotional property.
Stevia is a sugar substitute made from the leaves of the stevia plant. It's about 100 to 300 times sweeter than table sugar, but it has no carbohydrates, calories, or artificial ingredients.
Costus igneus, commonly known as insulin plant in India. Consumption of the leaves are believed to lower blood glucose levels, and diabetics.
ALL THE PLANTS ARE GROWING BEAUTIFULLY HAVING NEW LEAVES. PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW THE INSULIN PLANT LEAVES TO BE EATEN?
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