Thursday, April 2, 2009


Scientific name: Costus speciosus (Koenig) Sm.
Common Names: Tabubungiaw (Bis.), Setawar (Malay), Spiral ginger (Engl.)
Medicinal use:
In some places, the juice of stems used for dysentery. In India, the rhizome has been used as famine food. Roots used for catarrhal fevers, coughs, dyspepsia, worms and skin diseases.In Malaysia , the juice of the rhizome is used as a purgative. In Java, the rhizome has been reported to be used for syphilis.

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