Costus igneus, the Insulin plant is an herbal cure for diabetes and hence commonly called an insulin plant.
- What makes it special: One of the best herbal (Antidiabetic) plants.
- Low maintenance plant.
- The perfect plant for an outdoor gardens.
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Costus igneus Nak and Costus pictus D. Don, commonly known as the Insulin plant, is a member of Costaceae and a newly introduced plant in India from South and Central America. It is a perennial, upright, spreading plant reaching about two feet tall, with spirally arranged leaves and attractive flowers.
In southern India, it usually grows as an ornamental plant and its leaves are used as a dietary supplement in the treatment of diabetes mellitus.