Common Name: Costus, Kustha, Pachak
Botanical Name: Saussurea lappa
Active Agents: Aplotaxene, costus acid, costol, costus-lactone
Uses of Costus (Kuth)
Skin Ailments: apply the juice of costus leaves on skin to clear away eczema and itches.
Varicose Veins: Mix costus root powder with vegetable oil and rub the paste over affected areas especially helpful for nerve weakness and blood circulation.
Irregular and Painful Menses: Take costus root powder (1-2 grams), with water/honey for 15 days prior to expected menstruation twice a day.
Cold, Fever and Low Immunity: Take costus powder in dosage of 1/2 grams with honey for a few days.
Low Blood Pressure: Take costus root powder (1 gram), twice a day with milk.