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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 11, Issue : 4
First page : ( 1697) Last page : ( 1702)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00316.5

Review on Costus speciosus a Medicinal Plant

Agrawal Sandip*, Dr. Kochar Nitin, Dr. Chandewar Anil

P. Wadhwani College of Pharmacy, Yavatmal (M.S)

*Corresponding Author E-mail: kumar_sandip04@rediffmail.com

Online published on 24 July, 2018.

Abstract

Some plants are main sources of therapeutic agents and widely used throughout the world in traditional and modern system of medicine. Currently more than 2000 plants are used in formulations. Amongst them costus speciosus Koen.an Indian plant has long been medicinally used in traditional system of medicine. The present study gives a detailed account of updated data on its phytochemical and pharmacological properties. The review state that large numbers of chemical constituents have been derived from the plant which possesses activities like be astringent, anthelmintic, aphrodisiac, bitter, febrifuge and expectorant, purgative. These reports are very encouraging and show that the plant should be studied more extensively for its therapeutic effects.

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Keywords

Encouraging, Costus speciosus, Traditional, Phytochemical, Therapeutics.

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