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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Keep them evenly moist during the warm months, but allow them to dry out a bit more during the winter. Costus spicatus is cistus tall ginger with unusual foliage. World Checklist of Costaceae. Braconidae parasitizing Agaraea minuta Lepidoptera: Duke’s handbook of medicinal plants of Latin America. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory. Plants of the Eastern Caribbean.

Costus spicatus (Spiked Spiralflag Ginger)

Alpinia spicata Costus cylindricus. Flora Neotropica Monographs, 8: Distribution Maps Top of page You can pan and zoom the map.

Jose Padua on January 25, at Do not fertilize during the Winter. The data suggest that Cosstus could exhibit a central mechanism for pain inhibition, and may also inhibit prostaglandin synthesis. Since they bloom almost constantly, there will always be a constant supply of flowers for your salads.

Origin South America and the Carribean Binomial nomenclature Costus spicatus Common names Corkscrew ginger, Indian head ginger Description Costus spicatus is a tall ginger with unusual foliage. Shade to part shade. Flora of Panama, University of the West Indies. Insulina was identified as Costus spicatus.


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CSE was not effective in inhibiting coagulant, haemorrhagic and indirect haemolytic activities of the venom. In Dominican folk medicine, herbal tea made from the leaves of C. Lulu Press Incorporated, pp. The inflorescence is a short cylindrical red-orange wpicatus with flowers of the same color emerging from between the bracts one at a time. For several islands in the West Indies, it is still unclear if this species is introduced or native as the type is from Martinique.

Uses Top of page C. Severely infected plants should be discarded. Costus spicatus is very common in Florida landscapes. In St Lucia, this species represents a threat because it has invaded montane forests.

Envenoming was induced by administration of B. The leaves are up to 1 feet 30 cm long and up to 4 inches 10 cm wide. In brighter conditions, cpstus will require more water, but once established, this plant is quite drought tolerant.

Costus are susceptible to mealybugs and aphids. Flora of Panama Checklist, Tropicos website. Views Read Edit View history. It has tropical looking foliage with leaves that spiral around the main stem. It produces a short red cone, from which red-orange flowers emerge one at a time.

Such results were unlikely to be provoked by motor abnormality, as MECs-treated mice did not exhibit any performance alteration during the Rota-rod test.


Pharmacological activity of Costus spicatus in experimental Bothrops atrox envenomation.

Contributions from the United States National Herbarium, volume When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Retrieved from ” https: They are quite drought tolerant.

Capsule ellipsoid, mm long; seeds black Acevedo-Rodriguez and Strong, International Common Names English: Costus spicatusalso known as spiked spiralflag ginger or Indian head gingeris a species of herbaceous plant in the Costaceae family also sometimes placed in Zingiberaceae. Leaves, fruits, seeds and rhizomes are used in traditional medicine as diuretic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anthelmictic, stimulant, and for the treatment spicarus tumours Couly, ; Lars, ; Duke, ; USDA-ARS, Maas gives a table comparing characteristics of C.

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How to Grow and Care for Costus. Don’t need the entire report?

Please, I really need to find this Plant, because it has a very good Medicinal value to take care of renal and colonic Inflamations.