Costus

Costus root used in chinese herbal medicine over white background. Mu xiang.

Costus Root, Kuth Root

Synonyms:
Kuth, Mu Xiang, Kushta
Costus (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From Latin costus, from Ancient Greek κόστος (kóstos), from Sanskrit कुष्ठ (kuṣṭha).

Noun

costus (plural costuses)

  1. A perennial tropical herbaceous plant of the genus Costus (family Costaceae).
  2. Saussurea costus, a composite growing on the Himalayas in the vicinity of Kashmir, or its root.

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References

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