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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Cheilocostus speciosus?
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I didn't find in Dr. Duke's database, any information about the uses of Cheilocostus speciosus
Here is some basic information about Cheilocostus speciosus.


Cheilocostus speciosus basic info
Scientific Name: Cheilocostus speciosus (J. Koenig) C. D. Specht.
Family: Costaceae.
Genus: Cheilocostus.
Common names in English: crepe-ginger, wild ginger.
Description: Cheilocostus speciosus or (syn. Costus speciosus) or crêpe ginger is possibly the best known cultivated species of the genus Costus. The plant is native to southeast Asia and surrounding regions, from India to China to Queensland, It is especially common on the Greater Sunda Islands in Indonesia. It is also reportedly naturalized in Mauritius, Réunion, Fiji, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Belize, Melanesia, Micronesia, and the West Indies. The plant has many historical uses in Ayurveda, where the rhizome has been used to treat fever, rash, asthma, bronchitis, and intestinal worms. It is mentioned in the Kama Sutra as an ingredient in a cosmetic to be used on the eyelashes to increase sexual attractiveness. - for more info about Cheilocostus speciosus See link



Cheilocostus speciosus in other websites
Cheilocostus speciosus common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for academic researches with the search term Cheilocostus speciosus - See link.
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