A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW ON COSTUS PICTUS D. DONAbstract
Costus pictus is rhizomatous medicinal herb, commonly known as “Insulin plant,” well known for its therapeutic properties. Many important and beneficial aspects of C. pictus are reported, which includes anti-diabetic, anti-microbial, anti-cancer, anti-oxidant, anti-fertility, anti-helminthic, diuretic, anti-inflammatory properties. The present review focus on the literature survey based on their occurrence, nature of plant, distribution, pharmacologically important bio-active compounds, utilized in the treatment of diabetes and related disorders. Along with micropropagation of Costus pictus under the aspectic condition and molecular approaches towards the treatment of disorders and different pathways involved. This summarized review focus on the future scope of research and development for synthesis of much effective dose and dosage period to formulate the therapeutic potential of Costus pictus and their phytoconstituents.