Indian Costus - Al Qust Al Hindi 49 g
The Indian Kostus (Al-Qust Al-Hindi) 100% ground directly from the root in the mill without additives.
Indian Kostus - a healing root from oriental medicine
The Kostus root has been used in traditional Muslim medicine for centuries. The Indian Kostus (Al-Qust Al-Hindi) is the variety with a hotter temper than the sea costus (Al-Qustu'l Bahri), which is also used and which is comparatively milder. According to tradition, the Prophet Muhammed (saws) referred to the diverse healing powers of the Kostus. Traditional Chinese and Indian medicine has been using Kostus for thousands of years. It is also used as a spice in both countries.
Traditionally, it is used internally and externally for loss of appetite, asthma, bronchitis and to strengthen the immune system. Kostus extracts are used for rheumatic complaints and skin diseases. They are said to have a calming effect. The extract and the oil that can be obtained from the root are also said to act as an aphrodisiac. Another area of application is the prevention of gray hair. An assessment by the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices is not available.
Active ingredients contained in the Kostus
Essential oil with sesquiterpene lactones and their derivatives such as saussureamine A-D, inulin