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Herb Information
Name: Costus
Biological Name: Saussurea lappa
Other Names: Costus, Kut Root, Kut, Kushtha
Description: 

This herb is found in Himalayas and Kashmir Valley.

Medicinal Properties:

Action

alterative, anthelmintic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, aromatic, astringent,  carminative, diuretic, expectorant, insecticidal, prophylactic, stimulant, tonic

Uses

Bronchial asthma
cholera
cough
dyspepsia
edema
gas
hiccup
jaundice
leprosy
phlegm
rheumatism
skin diseases

As an ointment it is applied externally to wounds, severe ulcerations, skin diseases, and tumors.

Dosage: Powder, paste
Safety:

Caution: Narcotic effects when smoked. Use only under supervision of a qualified practitioner

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