The leaf of Costus pictus D. Don is considered as an antidiabetic in folklore medicine and is known to reduce the blood sugar, similar to insulin. PDF | To explore the micro morphology and physicochemical parameters of the leaves of Costus pictus D. Don (Costaceae). Macroscopy. Painted Spiral Ginger is a perennial herb, native to Mexico. It has long narrow leaves with a characteristic wavy edges. The bases of the sheaths are mottled with.

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Costus pictus ‘Red Stem’

Ferric reducing antioxidant power; HDL: Recent studies have reported that a significant number of hypothyroid patients on levothyroxine replacement therapy experience decreased neurocognitive function and lead poorer quality of life despite being biochemically euthyroid.

Hypothyroidism is one of the most common endocrine diseases. Role of capsaicin-sensitive primary afferent neurons. At the end of the study in hypothyroid lictus, plasma free T3 and free T4 levels were decreased This has been reported in earlier studies. Effect of Costus pictus extract on glucose and lipid profile in the experimental groups.

Negative regulation of glucose uptake by Costus pictus in L6 myotube cell line. Hypothyroidism leads to perturbed liver and kidney function. Measurement of free T3 and free T4 was based on competitive inhibition enzyme immunoassay technique.

Costus pictus ‘Red Stem’ – Gingerwood Nursery

The results of liver and kidney function tests is shown in [ Table 5 ]. This confirmed the successful induction of hypothyroidism in the experimental groups under study.


Wouldn’t it be nice if you picgus treat your diabetes by just eating one leaf-a-day, thereby requiring no insulin injections or any other medications? Insulin plant in gardens.

Single reaction monitoring; TSH: At the beginning of the study, all the groups showed normal thyroid profile. Anti-diabetic effect of Costus pictus leaves in normal and streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Pharmacological properties of the ubiquitous natural product betulin. Int J Ayurveda Res.

Effect of Costus pictus extract on parameters of liver and kidney function in the experimental groups. Severe hypothyroidism was induced in rats by administration of 0.

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Thyroid disease and lipids. Tumor necrosis factor alpha; TAS: Ten microliters of C.

Subsequently, for the next 6 weeks, rats in the H group received 0. This is the first study to reveal that C. Please note that comments are moderated and are generally published if they are on-topic and not abusive.

Costus pictus – Painted Spiral Ginger

Lower absorbance of the reaction mixture indicates higher free radical scavenging activity. This is the first study to reveal that C. Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry; MDA: Interactions between thyroid disorders and kidney disease.

The solvent was evaporated to dryness using rotational vacuum concentrator Martin Christ, Germany and the final residue was lyophilized using ;ictus Martin Christ, Germany.


Forty male Wistar rats were randomly divided into four groups with ten rats in each group: MDA was measured according to the method described by Ohkawa et al. The major attraction of this plant is its stem with spiral leaves and light airy coetus tissue paper like flowers. Indian J Exp Biol ; However, there was no significant difference seen in plasma TG and HDL cholesterol levels ocstus hypothyroid group at the end of the study.

It has been reported in previous studies that pentacyclic triterpenes such as betulinic acid alleviates experimental hypothyroidism. Effect of ccostus insulin plant Costus igneus leaves on dexamethasone-induced hyperglycemia. It also ameliorated hypercholesterolemia, decreased the levels of plasma inflammatory markers, suppressed tissue oxidative stress and prevented hepatic and renal damage caused due to thyroid hormone depletion.

Alpha and beta amyrins possess potent anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, hepatoprotective, and anti-nociceptive effects. Hypothyroidism was induced in the experimental animals by giving 0. Hypothyroid group showed a profound elevation in both total cholesterol 1.

The aim of the present study was to investigate the preventive effect of Costus pictus leaf extract in experimental hypothyroidism. Table 2 Body weight, food intake and fluid intake of the experimental groups.