About Thean kai / Insulin plant seed Dry ( Raw)
Costus igneus, commonly known as insulin plant in India, belongs to the family Costaceae. Consumption of the leaves are believed to lower blood glucose levels, and diabetics who consumed the leaves of this plant did report a fall in their blood glucose levels.
Health Benefits of Thean Kai:
Insulin plant work wonders in curing disease like diabetes. The active component in the insulin plant is corsolic acid. The pancreatic cells tend to stream insulin when anyone consumes this component.
- Used to control blood sugar level and helps to treat diabetes.
- Used to treat skin allergies.
- Used to reduce blood cholesterol levels which helps to avoid heart attacks.
- Most women consume the seed as a powder to treat menstrual pain.
Botanical Name : Costus Igneus
English Name :Insulin Plant
Tamil Name : தேன் காய் / Thean kai
Hindi Name : कुकंद / Keukand
Malayalam Name : ഹൊന്നേ / Honne
Telugu Name : పెద్దవేసిగా, ఏఅంగేశా / Peddavesiga, Yeangesha