Family Name: Costaceae. Synonyms: Costus cylindricus, Costus micranthus. Common Names: Indian Head Ginger, Spiked Spiralflag. Costus spicatus (Spiked Spiralflag Ginger) is a herbaceous, perennial plant up to 7 feet ( m) tall, that grows from rhizomes. It has. CONTEXT: Costus spicatus Swartz (Costaceae), commonly called “cana-do- brejo'” in Brazil’s northeast, is a medicinal plant found in wet coastal forests.

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These findings corroborate the traditional administration of C. Calyx mm long. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report. Uses Top of page C. The species is reported by Oviedo Prieto et al.

Costus spicatus – Useful Tropical Plants

Do not fertilize during the Winter. Maasin a monograph of the genus, considers this species as native only to Hispaniola and the Lesser Antilles. United States Department of Agriculture.

The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. Costus fall into the tropical category, so if you do well with philodendrons and other tropical plants, you should be able to grow Costus without too much issue. Costus spicatus is a tall spidatus with unusual foliage. In vitro assays were also conducted in order to evaluate phospholipase A2 coagulant activities indirect haemolytic method. It has tropical looking foliage with leaves that spiral around the main stem.

Insulina was identified as Costus spicatus. sipcatus

Costus spicatus

Creole Remedies of Trinidad and Tobago. Earth Laughs in Flowers. Please, I really need to find this Plant, because it has a very good Medicinal value to take care of renal and colonic Inflamations. Don’t need the entire report? History of Introduction and Spread Top of page C.

Costaceae is used by the Amazonian population to treat inflammation, pain and other pathological manifestations. Costus spicatus Roscoe Zingiberaceae.

The inflorescence is a short cylindrical red-orange cone with flowers of the same color emerging from between the bracts one at a time. Distribution Table Top of page The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available.

Pharmaceutical Biology, 48 Monocotyledonae Summary of Invasiveness C.

Pharmacological activity of Costus spicatus in experimental Bothrops atrox envenomation.

Articles with ‘species’ microformats. Favro S; Brebbia CA, Costus spicatus can develop a symbiotic partnership with certain species of ants often only a single species of ant will be compatible. However, a recent study concluded that this treatment had no efficacy in treating obesity-induced hyperglycemia Keller et al.

Notes on Taxonomy and Nomenclature Top of page Costaceae is a family of flowering plants including 6 genera spicafus species with Pantropical distribution Stevens, Next Article Crocus flavus Yellow Crocus. Alpinia spicata Costus cylindricus. Revista Brasileira de Plantas Medicinais, 15 3: It can grow in shaded conditions. Your email address will not be published. Retrieved from ” https: Dried and pulverized leaves were extracted with distilled water.

In Dominican folk medicine, herbal tea made from the leaves of C. Costus spicatus Swartz Costaceaecommonly called “cana-do-brejo'” in Brazil’s northeast, is a medicinal plant found in wet coastal forests.

Their inflorescences are usually dense, spicate-capitate, and have large bracts, and their monosymmetric flowers have a large labellum and single costis, the style running between the two halves of the large anther. Plants up to 2. Soil Tolerances Top of page Soil reaction neutral Soil texture light medium.

Datasheet Costus spicatus spiked spiralflag ginger. PBS was used as a control.