Insulin Plant for Diabetes

Costus Igneus, Insulin plant is a medicinal plant and capable of having Magic Cure for Diabetes. Leaf of this herbal plant helps to build up insulin by strengthening beta cells of Pancreas in the Human body thus popularly known as “Insulin plant” in India 

Plant name:  Insulin Plant

Botanical Name: Costus Igneus
Family:  Costaceae
Actions: Anti-Diabetic

“A medicinal plant with Anti-diabetes property”


Insulin Plant Medicinal Uses:


The leaves of this herbal medicinal plant are used to control Blood sugar levels or in Treatment of Diabetes. The patient has to consume two leaves in the morning and two leaves in evening for first week. From  the second week one leaf in the morning and one in the evening. This dosage should be continued for 30 days. The leaves of Insulin plant must be chewed well before swallowing. After chewing the leaves / leaf have a little water.

Having natural concentration of Corosolic acid, Insulin plant can have a positive effect on blood sugar levels. Corosolic acid works in metabolism of glucoseprocess like insulin that reduces blood sugar levels by transporting glucose into cells and out of the bloodstream. This can be beneficial to anyone who has trouble with high blood sugar levels, and particularly to that in diabetes

In Indian Traditional Medicine this herbal plant is also used to promote Long life, Take care of skin complaint, Reduce fever, Treatment of asthma, Bronchitis treatment and to Eliminates intestinal worms. In Indian traditional literature this plant is mentioned as an ingredient in a cosmetic to be used on the eyelashes to give a nice look. 

Name in other languages of the Insulin plant: Insulin Plant
Bengali – Piasal 
Hindi- Banda, Bija-sal, Peisar , JARUL,  Keukand
Kannada – Kempu honne 
Malayalam – Honne, Karintakara, Vengai, Venna-maram 
Marathi – Honi , Pushkarmula
Odisha – Vengis 
Sanskrit – Asana, Bandhukapushpa 
Tamil – Neyccarikamaram, Venkai-c-ciray , Kostam                                                                                 Telugu – Peddavesiga, Yeangesha 

Urdu- Bijasar, Dam al akhwain                      

Gujarati – Pakarmula 

English – Banaba                         

This leaf is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women


(The content in this article is purely meant for information and education purpose only. Kindly consult your physician before any kind of self medication.)