kuSTa, Kút, Costus, Kut Root,Saussurea lappa Clarke

  Sanskrit: Kußhtha kuSTa      Hindi: Kút English: Costus, Kut Root Latin: Saussurea lappa Clarke. Part Used: Root Habitat: Himalayas, Kashmir Valley Energetics: Pungent, Bitter-hot-rasáyana VPK= Tissues: Plasma, Blood, Bone Systems: Circulatory, respiratory Action: Anthelmintic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, as- tringent, antispasmodic, alterative, aromatic, car– minative, diuretic, expectorant, insecticidal, pro- phylactic, stimulant, tonic Uses: Best for bronchial asthma (especially vago- tonic), gas, phlegm, wasting, cough, loss of hun- ger (dyspepsia), rib pain, edema, skin diseases, jaundice, all diseases due to Váyu and Kapha, and asthma; rheumatism (with choti elá), cholera, qua- … Continue reading