crape ginger (English) [ IPA: ˈkreɪp ˈdʒɪndʒər ASM: ক্ৰেপ জিঞ্জাৰ]
Contributed by: Bikram M Baruah on 2011-08-29
1. Plants(Common Noun) Possibly the best known cultivated species of the genus Costus. This plant is native to southeast Asia, especially on the Greater Sunda Islands in Indonesia. Costus differs from the common ginger by having only one row of spirally arranged leaves. The plant has many historical uses in Ayurveda, where the rhizome has been used to treat fever, rash, asthma, bronchitis, and intestinal worms. It is mentioned in the Kama Sutra as an ingredient in a cosmetic to be used on the eyelashes to increase sexual attractiveness. এবিধ পোন আৰু দীঘল ক্ষুদ্ৰ গছ৷