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The insulin plant (Chamaecostus cuspidatus) is a perennial, herbaceous plant in the Costaceae family. It is an upright, spreading plant growing up to a height of 2 to 5 feet, with the tallest stems falling and lying on the ground. The leaves are simple, alternate, entire, oblong, 4-8 inches long with parallel venation, spirally arranged around the stems. Large, fleshy, smooth, and dark green leaves have a light purple underside. The blooms are orange in color and are 1.5 inches in diameter.
They bloom during the time of May to June (warm months) and they appear to be cone-like heads at the tips of branches. The leaf of the plant helps in producing insulin and it controls the blood sugar levels in your body.
In Ayurvedic medicine, it is utilized for diabetes, leaves chewed twice daily, or dried powder of leaves taken 1/2 to 1 gram twice every day.
Fiery costus thrives well in full sun to partial shade. Keep your plant for three to four hours of sunlight every day.
Water regularly, during the growing season. Keep the soil always moist but not soggy. Reduce watering during the winter season.
No serious pest or disease problems. Look for mealybugs and aphids. Mites and nematodes can be an issue, particularly on light, sandy soil.
In conclusion, Insulin plant (Chamaecostus cuspidatus) leaves are rich in protein, iron, ad antioxidant components such as ascorbic acid, a-tocopherol, ß-carotene, terpenoids, steroids, and flavonoids.