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Painted Spiral Ginger

Costus pictus


The plant is known for its medicinal value. It is said to be aphrodisiac and to be able to prevent the hair turning grey. Its root is anodyne, antibacterial, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, carminative, skin, stimulant, stomachic, tonic and vermifuge. Research carried out, proved the the anti-diabetic activity of the Costus pictus leaf extract.

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Meghalaya, India

Lat: 25.58, Long: 91.88

Spotted on Jul 24, 2012
Submitted on Aug 3, 2012

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