Saussurea lappa

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Synonyms for Saussurea lappa

annual herb of the eastern Himalayas (Kashmir) having purple florets and a fragrant root that yields a volatile oil used in perfumery and for preserving furs

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Costus spectabilis, commonly known as yellow trumpet, is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its edible leaves.
Antidiabetic activity of methanol extract of Costus pictus D.
Synthesis and Characterization of Silver Nanoparticles of Insulin Plant (costus pictus d.
Crude sapogenin extract of Costus igneus rhizome was chromatographed on a silica gel column, eluting with solvent mixtures of increasing polarity composed of n-hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate (ethyl acetate up to 80%) and the fractions were collected.
In conclusion, the study was able to successfully demonstrate the antioxidant effects of Coccinia granais, Costus specious, Desmoaium gangeticum, Mimosa puaica and Psiaium guava.
This discussion shall consider possible ways of how several similar ethnomedicinal uses of Costus speciosus regarding various ailments could have occurred between diverse ethnic groups of the Indian sub-continent.
Paulus Johannes Maria Maas (Wageningen University, Netherlands) for identifying the variety of Costus spiralis (Costaceae); Boldsystems.org site for providing the pictures of Agaraea minuta (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae) adults; "Conselho National de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnologico (CNPq)", "Coordenacao de Aperfeicoamento de Pessoal de Nivel Superior (CAPES)", and "Fundacao de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado de Minas Gerais (FAPEMIG)" for financial support; and Asia Science Editing of the Republic of Ireland for English corrections and editing this manuscript.
In the family Costaceae, a lineage with a generalist insect ancestral pollination state, diversification rates are increased in two nodes both of which occur within the genus Costus. The genus Costus originated in Africa where it is either generalist insect or bee pollinated (here coded as bee).
Se identificaron 26 plantas medicinales utilizadas como diureticas por las comunidades estudiadas, donde 14 de ellas carecian de validacion a nivel experimental en Cuba: Costus pictus D.
Calathea, with a rattlesnake tail-shaped head; costus, which is in the shape of a pineapple top with colors as diverse as green, yellow, red and purple; hedychium, not only fragrant but beautiful in white, reds, yellows, pinks and purples; or plumeria, another fragrant flower often used for perfumes and essential oils.
Economic crops include coffee, coconut, and papaya; medicinals cover Artemisia and Costus; fodder and agricultural crops include Phleum, Lolium, and Triticale; horticultural species include Orchis and Allium; and forest plants are represented by Populus species.
Earth (Roots) Turmeric, Vetivert, Ginger, Costus Root, Valerian, Spikenard Indian