Uses: The leaves of Costus pictus are used as a dietary food supplement to control diabetes by reducing insulin resistance. Further studies are required to elucidate the biochemical pathway.
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WCSP (2019). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Last accessed on Friday, 22 February, 2019.
Image #00 (cropped) & #01 (original) used with the permission of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, 10th and Constitution Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20560-0193. Last accessed on Wednesday, 17 July, 2019.
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