Costus afer is an evergreen Perennial growing to 4 m (13ft) by 4 m (13ft) at a fast rate. It is hardy to zone (UK) The flowers are pollinated by Insects. Suitable. The stem, seeds and rhizome contain several steroidal sapogenins, of which diosgenin is the most important one. The rhizome yields % diosgenin. Costus afer is commonly used as a medicinal plant throughout tropical Africa. An infusion of the inflorescence is taken to treat tachycardia. The same infusion or.

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Niger J Pure Appl Sci. The stem, seeds and rhizome of Costus afer contain several steroidal sapogenins, of which diosgenin is the most important one. Diosgenin is a very important raw material used as a precursor in the synthesis of a number of steroidal drugs, including corticosteroids, sex hormones, oral contraceptives and anabolic agents[ ]. The stems are cut into pieces 2. Costus afer – Ker Gawl.

Costus afer

The global prevalence of diabetes is on the rise with at least million individuals suffering from diabetes and a possible double by Effect of repeated administration of sildenafil citrate on selected enzyme activities of liver and kidney of male albino rat. To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately.

The degree of inflammation observed was dose dependent. Feddes Repertorium 1—2: Please view the copyright link for more information. Sesquiterpenoids are the most abundant group of volatile compounds in the essential oil of the leaves[ ]. It flowers and fruits throughout the year, depending on the humidity of costis soil.


Subscribe to Table of Contents Alerts. Journal of Ethnopharmacology The stem is strongly diuretic[ ].

These values are considered as rather very high and may have serious toxicological implications. Evaluation of acute toxicities of leaf extract of Caesalpinia bonducella L.

Numerous other species have been called Costus over the years, but are now regarded as members of other genera. Antibacterial activity of Costus afer. Costus afer terminal inflorescense – Costus afer x – 11k – jpg www. Costtus weights are widely accepted for the evaluation of test article-associated toxicities. Its IC 50 values, 5. Apomictic behaviour in Costus afer – C.

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These inhibitory activities correlated with a concentration effect on their antioxidant capacities. Germinates best at a temperature of 20c[ ]. Stem sap is acid and rubefacient and burns on open wounds, but it is also anodyne and healing, and is applied to different skin ailments. The central vein, hepatic sinusoids and hepatocytes were clearly seen.

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Costus afer costus afer x – 65k – jpg jardinexotique. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. It is hardy to zone UK Extracts with suitable IC 50 values were selected for the inhibition kinetics study. This effect was dose dependent irrespective of the plant afsr. The best therapeutic approach for diabetic complications will be targeting both glucose metabolism and the mechanisms of diabetes-induced oxidative stress. In Ethiopia Costus afer is harvested on a large scale from the wild for medicinal purposes, resulting in diminishing numbers.

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Acute toxicity No death was recorded at all the doses. Ethyl acetate rhizome and methanol leaf extracts exhibited the best inhibitory activity against -amylase and coshus IC Spiral ginger or Ginger Lily Costus afer. Box 67, Dschang, Cameroon. Alkaloids, saponins, flavonoids, glycosides, and triterpenes were present in all plant parts solvent extracts Table 1.


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Going by the result obtained in this present study, there is an indication of C. Costus cosgus is commonly used as a medicinal plant throughout tropical Africa.

There are 2 study abstracts related to Costus afer Ker Gawl. UNL environmental health and safety toxicology and exposure guidelines. This plant is used as a remedy for cough, inflammation, arthritis, as laxative, aparient, purgative, diuretic, in rheumatism and treatment of several other diseases. The essential oil did not show any antimicrobial activity.

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Int J Pharma Biosci. Spiral Ginger, Ginger lily, White spiral costus. A cold water extract of the stem is taken to treat small epileptic attacks. All plant pages have their own unique code. Costus afer Costus afer is one of species of The solution was then observed for colour change; the appearance of a greenish blue or purple pink colour indicated the presence of sterols or triterpenes, respectively. The plant was identified and authenticated by A.