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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Severely infected plants should be discarded. Earth Laughs in Flowers. More investigation is needed to more fully explore dosages and the possible utility and biological activity of this common Dominican herbal remedy for the treatment of type 2 spucatus mellitus.

Costus spicatus (Spiked Spiralflag Ginger)

Title Habit Caption Costus spicatus spiked spiralflag ginger ; habit. Please, I really need to find this Plant, because it has a very good Medicinal value to take care of renal and cowtus Inflamations.

Do not fertilize during the Winter. The flowers are pretty, and unusual, but not the showstoppers that many other gingers are, but for the ease of growing, and lack of water requirements, they give back far more than they take.

Insulina was identified as Costus spicatus. Calyx mm long. Some of the larger species can grow to 10 feet 3 m or more, so be aware of the potential size issue… — See more at: Plants of the Eastern Caribbean.

This condition enables this species to colonize both disturbed and undisturbed natural areas Maas, ; Gaspard and Lyndon, ; Graveson, Oviedo Prieto et al. To evaluate the influence of C. Species in the Costaceae can spicatuz be recognized even vegetatively, from their ligulate leaves with a closed sheath that are arranged in a single spiral up the stem.


Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. Plants up to 2. Dried and pulverized leaves were extracted with distilled water. Flora of Panama, Antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory effects of Costus spicatus in experimental animals.

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Costus spicatus can develop a symbiotic partnership with certain species of ants often only a single species of ant will be compatible. Uses Top of page C.

There was no difference between groups in average fed spicwtus fasting glucose and insulin concentrations. Lulu Press Incorporated, pp. Please consider upgrading your browser to the latest version or installing a new browser. Costus spicatus will grow in full sun if it is kept moist. As an addition to salads they add both flavor and color. Quintans Junior et al. The English common names of C. Jose Padua s;icatus January 25, at PBS was used as a control.

Braconidae parasitizing Agaraea minuta Lepidoptera: Arctiidae and the effects on two Costus Costaceae plant species in Brazil. Means of Movement and Dispersal Top of page C. Medicinal plants encompass a rich source of active compounds that can neutralize snake venoms or toxins.

Revista Brasileira de Plantas Medicinais, 15 3: The leaves are up to 1 feet 30 cm long and up to 4 inches 10 cm wide. The methanol extract obtained from the leaves of Costus spicatus MECs was evaluated for antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities.


Antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory effects of Costus spicatus in experimental animals.

Keep them spictaus moist during the warm months, but allow them to dry out a bit more during the winter. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory. In turn, the ants protect developing seeds from herbivorous insects.

They are quite drought tolerant. Datasheet Costus spicatus spiked spiralflag ginger. Not only are they edible but they are delicious.

Costaceae is a family of flowering plants including 6 apicatus and species with Pantropical distribution Stevens, The reaction time during the hot-plate test was increased significantly and was dose-dependent, whereas pretreatment with naloxone rigorously reduced the analgesic spiccatus of MECs, which suggested participation of the opioid system in the modulation of pain induced by MECs. This plant requires little care other than controling its spread. Biological and ecological consequences of Diolcogaster sp.

However, a study concluded that this treatment ” If your plant starts to suffer from brown leaf margins, it most likely is being underwatered or exposed to cold drafts. Staples and Derral R.

Pharmaceutical Biology, 48 Soil Tolerances Top of page Soil reaction neutral Soil texture light medium.