What is the health benefits of Costus al-Hindi? Now the costus plant is popular as an herbal medicine that treats many diseases. This is Qostus Hindi, an herb whose root and root oil are medicinal.
The use of Indian costus until now has no scientific evidence, but many people who use it experience healing from disease. That is why many make it as herbal medicine. Laboratory trials are important so that the health benefits of costus can be explained scientifically.
Part of the costus plant, namely its oil is used in food. Its purpose is to give food a delicious taste. Costus oil is also used as a fragrance in cosmetics and perfume.
History of al-Qust Hindi
The alQust plant which is now known as Costus is a plant with a height of about 2 meters and in general the custos hindi plant is found in the northwest and northeast of the Himalayas. The roots of this plant are useful for treatment.
Rasulullah SAW once said about this plant, “Use this’ Oud al-Hindi (Indian Wood Costus) because it contains 7 types of cures, it is sniffed by the one having throat trouble, and is put inside the mouth of one suffering from pleurisy “. [Saheeh al-Bukhari (5692)].
In addition, the Messenger (SAW) said: “Cupping (Hijama) and Qust al-Bahri (Sea Incense Costus) are the best of your remedies”. He added, “You should not harm your children by treating tonsillitis by pressing their tonsils, rather use Qust al-Bahri (Sea Incense Costus)”. [Saheeh al-Bukhari (5696)].
With this hadith, and this is a valid hadith, for Muslims there is no doubt about this plant. That is, for Muslims, this does not need scientific evidence anymore because there is already a hadith from the Prophet Muhammad. Because everything that was explained by Rasulullah SAW was proven true. Ok, now we see how this Costus Hindi works in providing medicinal value for him.
How does Costus work?
The roots of the Indian costus plant contain medicinal value. This medication will kill worms or nematodes in the intestines and it will slow down the intestines.
Uses & Effectiveness
How effective is it? So far not many have used this plant in treating diseases. So there is not enough evidence for us to collect and comment on the effectiveness of the plant or root of the costus.
Insufficient Evidence for
Parasitic infection in the intestine. Treatment with this drug according to research shows that costus root can work as well as a drug called “pyrantel pamoate” in terms of reducing the number of worms in children’s stool.
Likewise effective in reducing the number of worm eggs. If the worm eggs can be reduced by consuming costus root oil, this shows that the treatment with Hindi Qust is going well. However, scientifically we still need a lot of evidence to explain this clearly and clearly.
Health Benefits of Costus al-Hindi
Apart from reducing intestinal worms as above, there are several other health benefits of consuming herbs from the Himalayas. However, there is not enough evidence to solidly explain the health benefits. But you can try this herb to treat several types of diseases such as:
- Overcoming digestive problems
- Relieves menstrual pain
- Joint pain
- Kidney problems
- Problems with the liver
- Skin rash when applied to the skin
- Experiencing headaches when applied to the skin
- And costus health benefits for other health complaints.
To see the effectiveness of treatment using the roots of the costus hindi plant, we still need to collect a lot of evidence.
Side Effects of Indian Costus
In the midst of the many benefits of costus al-Hindi, there are a number of side effects that can occur. When you take costus hindi orally, costus oil is safe for most people if the amount is not large or the same as the amount in the diet. Likewise, the oil from costus root, it is safe to consume as medicine in the right way and the right dose. But what you have to pay attention to is that costus plants contain ristolochic acid. Aristolochic acid is said to damage the kidneys and cause cancer.
Costus products containing aristolochic acid are not safe for consumption. So, if you want to use this drug safely, consult a specialist. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) statute states that they can confiscate any product that contains Aristolochic Acid. Once confiscated, this product will not be released or will not be licensed so that the authorities can prove that costus oil is free from aristolochic acid-free.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Until now there is not enough evidence to say that Indian costus is safe for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers or it is not safe. So, the safe way is to stay away from it until it is scientifically proven.
Allergy to ragweed and related plants: Indian Costus is a plant in the Asteraceae/Compositae family. Those of you who are allergic to plants in this family may also cause allergies to Costus al Hindi plants.
So far there has been no interaction in the use of Indian costus or al-Qust Hindi.
The dosage for use of costus is not the same as one another. The dosage depends on several factors, including the user’s age, health, and other conditions. It is not currently known how much is the correct dose to take this herbal medicine. Even though this is a natural product, it is still important to know the dosage because not all natural ingredients will be safe for consumption in free amounts.
Pay attention to the directions on the package and if you are unsure, please consult a pharmacist or health professional before using it.
Latest News About Costus
As quoted from achlim.net. There it is explained that costus is an herb that provides many health benefits. Among the benefits of costus are fighting fever, pain in the side of the body and fighting toxins. Then, the costus that has been milled and mixed with water and honey and anointed on the face will provide benefits in treating black spots on the face.
Galinus said that Qust (Costus al Hindi) is useful for curing tetanus, curing pain in the side and useful for removing black spots on the face.
Addendum: Modern research says that Costus al-Hindi is a blood purifying herb, it also acts as an antiseptic, it is useful in increasing blood flow in the skin. So, the benefits of custos make it possible to treat diseases related to the skin such as dandruff, ringworm, spots on the skin, and is also useful in repelling insects.
While the internal health benefits of costus are related to its anti-spasmodic and neurotonic properties. So, this amazing herbal remedy is useful for treating ailments like high school, bronchitis, paralysis, neurasthenia and facial paralysis.
Health Benefits of Costus Root
Based on information compiled from achlim.net, it states that costus has several health benefits, including:
- Treating fever,
- Lower blood pressure
- Increase the feeling of heat in the body
- Fight infection
- Reduce body fat
- Inflammatory drugs
- Reduce and heal pain
- Treat skin diseases
- Healthy hair
- Eliminate itching on the skin,
- Increase immunity and cure coughs
- low blood pressure
- nerve weakness
- Intestinal parasites
- Relieves pain during menstruation.